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Sargassum barriers, vessels ready for Mahahual

Mahahual, Q.R. — Anti-sargassum barriers are ready for installation in Mahahual. Vice Admiral José Ricardo Gómez Meillón says three sargassum collection vessels are also destined for the southern region of the state.

The proactive coordination has been underway for two months, he says, adding that they have been working on repairing the barriers and their anchors that were damaged last year in stormy weather.

Gómez Meillón says that once the sargassum season officially starts, they will begin installing the barriers to help keep the seaweed from reaching Mahahual beaches.

The sargassum collection vessels, he said, were also being repaired. He noted that they too, required maintenance and repairs from the previous season’s use but now they are ready. They are currently docked at Ensar in Mahahual.

The Secretary of the Navy has a total of seven of these vessels. Those destined for the northern zone are still undergoing repairs he clarified, adding that the sargassum forecast for the upcoming season is very light compared to previous years.

Regardless, he says they are ready to prevent the arrival of sargassum on the coasts of Mahahual and Xcalak.