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Sailors rescue drifting Puerto Aventuras fishing vessel

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — The Mexican Navy rescued a drifting boat Saturday evening off a Riviera Maya coast. Two people on board boat M.O.I. Silvia requested assistance after their engine failed and they began to drift.

The Secretary of the Navy through their Coast Guard duties reported locating the fishing boat off the coast of Punta Venado in Riviera Maya.

Through the Ninth Naval Region, the Secretary of the Navy reports that personnel from the Fifteenth Naval Zone provided support to two people who were on board a fishing boat in the vicinity of Punta Venado, Quintana Roo.

This action was carried out when the Command and Control room of the Fifteenth Naval Zone received a report of a yacht named M.O.I. Silvia with two people of Mexican nationality on board, which had set sail from Puerto Aventuras.

While at sea, the boat had engine failures, finding itself adrift 520 meters off the coast of Punta Venado, Quintana Roo.

Marina personnel set out in a Defender-type vessel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) Cozumel, managing to find the aforementioned fishing boat with all its crew members in good health.

M.O.I. Silvia and her two crew were returned to Puerto Aventuras.
Photo: Secretary of the Navy of Mexico April 13, 2024.

The boat was safely towed to a port in Puerto Aventuras. It was the second tow rescue in recent days.

On Friday, the Secretary of the Navy reported the successful rescue of fishing boat Wanderlust and three tourists after engine failure left it adrift. That boat was located approximately three nautical miles east of Punta Herrero and towed to a port in Punta Pájaros, Costa Maya.