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Unloading of Cuban vessel at Puerto Morelos stalled due to winds

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Ongoing strong winds have stalled the unloading of stone material from the Cuban ship Melody at Puerto Morelos. On Wednesday, Armando Lara De Nigris who heads Territorial and Sustainable Urban Development, said the windy weather has seen the unloading of the material suspended.

He said despite the fact that the port is open, due to the complexity of the maneuvers that ship Melody represents, they are waiting for indications of the Port Captaincy.

He said regarding complaints made about damage caused by the anchoring of the Cuban ship, Armando Lara pointed out that the Federal Ministry of the Environment and the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) will be in charge of intervening.

“What I am sure of is that the ship that was anchored and was not in any protected natural area nor in any marine park. It was in a special area designed for these maneuvers,” he said.

He added that they are still in process of obtaining permits to construct an alternate road for the trucks to use for the unloading of the stone since the process is scheduled to last until December.