The Hatteras brand yacht had four people on board (Photo: EFE)
A yacht allegedly disappeared between the waters of the Mexican Caribbean and Cuba when it returned from Haiti, a country to which it delivered humanitarian aid on September 24 after the earthquake that struck the island in mid-August.
According to the communication and liaison officer of the Cancun International Rescue Brigade, Emiliano Miño, the 83-foot-long white yacht MOI Guadalupe, Hatteras brand, had its last location on September 28 at Latitude 19 °, 74.4 ′ N and Longitude 084 ° 40.4′W; that is, 130 nautical miles from the island of Cozumel, in the state of Quintana Roo. This was stated this Thursday in an interview for the agency EFE.
“We lost communication with them from September 28 at 12:30 p.m. (17:30 GMT) on their return route from Haiti, the report has already been made to the port captain in Cozumel and to the Cuban Coast Guard”
Missionaries and brigade members pose for a group photo before the yacht sets sail for Haiti (Screenshot: Facebook)(Foto: Twitter/playaaldia)
He explained that at the time of the disappearance of the Panamanian-flagged vessel, four crew members of whom so far their identity is unknown are traveling on board. However, it is known that the little more than four tons of humanitarian aid, including food, medical supplies and medicines, were collected by organizations in Haiti.
Upon its return, the MOI Guadalupe was destined for the town of Puerto Aventuras, in the Riviera Maya, the same place from which it set sail on September 11.
According to Miño, the Ministry of the Navy (Semar) participates in the search and rescue operation, a private aircraft that flies over the area where the GPS reported the last location, about 130 nautical miles from Cozumel, and other private vessels that were offered as volunteers.
His last location was 130 miles from Isla Cozumel (Screenshot)
“We are waiting for another aircraft to join the search, today it could not leave because they needed to process some permits to be able to perform overflights in international waters”
In addition, notice was given to the Cuban Coast Guard, who together are already carrying out a search and rescue operation in the Yucatan channel, between Cuba and Cabo Catoche.
The number to offer information to help you locate it is 998 880 1360
According to brigade members, the boat had no major damage (Photo: BRIC Brigada de Rescate Internacional Cancún)
The original plans of the humanitarian mission contemplated the trip on the ship from Puerto Aventuras of two medical missionaries, four nurse missionaries, two women and two men, and the psychologist, nurse and superior general of the Missionaries of the Risen Christ, Bertha López Chávez , but after presenting a minor damage to the hull, they opted to return to Cozumel so that the medical personnel could fly to Haiti.
The medical personnel arrived at the L’Asile commune, located in the district of Anse-à-Veau, Nippes department in Haiti, where they awaited the arrival of the ship and the shipment consisting of a field hospital, which was equipped with awnings. , water tanks and supplies, as well as food and tents.
“We knew the boat had a hull problem from the start, but it was nothing that put the float at risk. It was expected that it would be slower and that is why it was decided to send the medical personnel by plane, everything was normal, the cargo was delivered and he was back ”, he concluded.
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