In the case of the Fourth Naval Zone, aid and rescue stations will be installed, where lifeguards and naval health elements will provide first aid to those who require it.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- With the intention of providing security and surveillance to national and international vacationers who visit the main tourist destinations in the country this holiday season, the Secretary of the Navy – Navy of Mexico from this Thursday and until the next 24 April, will keep active the Marine Plan “Operation Lifeguard, Holy Week 2022”.
The work of this institution will be with the functions of the Coast Guard, in coordination with institutions and authorities of the three levels of government and Civil Protection, taking place on the beaches with the highest tourist influx on both coasts of the country, as well as in the tourist centers of the national territory, which are areas of responsibility of the Mexican Navy.
According to data from Semar, this year 25 naval elements have been deployed by this naval command, including officers, classes, and sailors, as well as a total of 5 units, which are equivalent to 3 smaller vessels and 4 land vessels, to carry out life-saving actions, medical support and maritime and land surveillance, with the mission of safeguarding the integrity of people, safeguarding human life.
In this operation, it will be the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station (Ensar) of Mazatlan, with the support of the personnel of this Naval Command, who are prepared to respond in a timely manner to the call of the citizens; equipped with fast boats and highly trained personnel to carry out, if necessary, rescue actions for people who are in danger.
It is of the utmost importance to observe and respect the indications issued by the Port Authority regarding the behavior of the sea in its tide levels, which are indicated with flags of different colors; green: indicates that the conditions for bathing, swimming, or diving are good; yellow: means caution, due to sea currents and the possibility of worsening weather conditions.
In the case of the color red: it indicates that bathers should not enter the sea. In the case of the Fourth Naval Zone, aid and rescue stations will be installed, where lifeguards and naval health personnel will provide first aid to those who require it. However, the Secretary of the Navy invites the population, in general, to keep in mind the following recommendations during their stay on the beaches.
The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico makes the number 800 MARINA 1 available to the public. Likewise, the Fourth Naval Zone has the telephone numbers ENSAR Mazatlán 66-99-10-05-52 and Permanencia de ZN-4 66-99- 85-33-32 and email email@example.com.
In this way, the Secretary of the Navy in the exercise of the National Maritime Authority, through the Mexican Navy acting as Coast Guard, continues with the mission of ensuring the integrity of people and safeguarding human life in the sea.
– First, consider continuing to maintain prevention measures against infections by COVID-19.
– Respect the instructions of the lifeguards.
– Do not neglect children on the beach.
– Do not enter the sea after having ingested food, alcoholic beverages or a combination of both.
– Try to swim near where there is a lifeguard element.
– Do not swim in areas where there is maritime traffic (boats or jet skis).
– In case of traveling in smaller boats (boats), make sure that it is not overloaded, in addition to requiring a life jacket and checking that it is adequate for each activity and that it fits your needs.
– Do not block access to the beaches and leave free access to patrols and ambulances.
– Use sunscreen if you are going to be exposed to the sun for a long time.
– Drink water constantly to stay hydrated.
– Do not throw garbage on the beaches. For emergency care at sea.
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