Mexican Navy rescues 13 people off the coast of Mazatlan


Mexican Navy personnel lead rescue actions

Mazatlan, Sin. – Personnel of the Navy-Navy Secretariat of Mexico made a rescue of 13 people off the coast of Mazatlan.

According to information sent by the national maritime authority acting as a coast guard, on February 21, personnel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (ENSAR) Mazatlan provided rescue to 13 people, including a child under 2 years of age.

The people put in safety were aboard a yacht-type vessel named “Pilon”, approximately 8 nautical miles (15.8 kilometers) to the WNW of the Fourth Naval Zone.

This action was carried out after receiving an emergency call from the Captaincy of Puerto de Mazatlan, to the Command and Control Room of the Fourth Naval Zone.

There it was reported that a yacht-type vessel had hit “el playazo” on the island of Pajaros, to safeguard tourists and crew.

Thus, a Defender vessel was sent to begin the search and provide support from ENSAR Mazatlan.

Upon arriving in the area, the staff of the Defender-type boat crew carried out a transfer maneuver for the 13 tourists from Guadalajara, who were concentrated in a safe harbor.

Naval Health Service personnel conducted a medical assessment of tourists and crew, finding them in good health.

Source: el sol de mazatlan

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