At least four dead left a shipwreck that occurred this Monday night in the sea Caribbean Mexican when the boat “The Goddess of the Sea”, Full of tourists, it sank between Isla Mujeres and Cancún, in the state of Quintana Roo. One of the victims is a 10-year-old boy.
What should have been a pleasure trip ended up being the worst experience, since the boat lHe took on more crew members than he was allowed to on his return to Puerto Juárez and excess weight made him lie down into the water, causing it to sink.
As reported, The catamaran had capacity for 16 people on board and carried 19: At the time of the shipwreck there were 14 adults, a baby, two children, the captain and a tour guide.
The Attorney General's Office ordered the captain's arrest of the boat, for being responsible for the tourist trip.
They arrested the captain of the sunken catamaran in Mexico.
The ship would have destabilized by a wave caused by a larger vessel that just passed near it.
The victims were identified as a man, two women, and a 10-year-old child.
Besides, a baby, a woman and a man who were rescued during the operation at sea remained in serious condition, reported the Attorney General of Quintana Roo, Raciel López Salazar.
Irregularities behind the deadly shipwreck
The ship had left Cancún heading to the restaurant “Perla Negra”, in Isla Mujereswhich operates irregularly as a passenger dock so it does not have Port Administration personnel in charge of supervising the capacity of the vessel and safety measures such as life jackets and ensuring that the captain and crew are in good condition to browse.
The catamaran had departure authorization from the Captaincy of Port of Puerto Juárez, in Cancundespite carrying more people than its capacity.
Meanwhile, the authorities presented complaints to the Port Administration for fmaritime patrol dischargeirregular operation of vessels and violation of undetected maritime protocols.
For his part, the Isla Mujeres City Council He regretted the loss of the four lives in the Caribbean Sea.
“We express our solidarity with the families of the victims and with the people who were rescued,” they highlighted and highlighted the work of the rescuers to find the victims. crew members who were missing.