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Yacht catches fire off the coast of Isla Mujeres (Watch Video)

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A total of 10 people were rescued from the boat identified as ‘Chica’.

Authorities managed to rescue several people after a yacht caught fire on the high seas near Isla Mujeres, the Navy, Harbor Master’s Office, and Civil Protection coordinated the rescue maneuvers.

Approximately eight to ten crew members who were on board a burning boat were rescued after receiving an emergency call at the Naval Station for Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance (ENSAR) of Isla Mujeres.

The call reported that a yacht, identified as “Chica”, was on fire with several people on board, which immediately mobilized the competent authorities to safeguard the lives of the crew members.

A boat from the Navy, equipped for emergencies of this type, was deployed to locate the burning yacht. On board, the yacht “Chica” crew was in a critical condition. Fortunately, upon arriving at the scene, they managed to rescue the approximately ten people who were trapped, taking them to a safe port.

It is worth noting that a private boat was the first to arrive and provide assistance to the crew, demonstrating exemplary solidarity and speed in the response. Shortly after, the authorities joined the rescue efforts, ensuring the well-being of all those involved.

Once in port, paramedics carried out medical evaluations on all the rescued people, confirming that they were in good health, with no serious injuries reported. The coordination between the different rescue teams and the prompt reaction of a private boat were crucial to avoid a greater tragedy.

This incident highlights the importance of preparation and collaboration in maritime rescue operations, reaffirming the commitment of the authorities and the community to the protection of human life at sea.

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