Vessel runs aground on island; 25 on board

Vessel runs aground on island; 25 on board

The passengers and crew members were taken to the Isla Socorro Naval Sector for medical evaluation and subsequent transfer to the coastal town of San Jose del Cabo, in Baja California Sur.

Mexican Navy officials rescued 25 people – including Americans, British, Belgians, Belgians, Irish, Italians and Mexicans – near a Pacific island after the tourist ship they were traveling on ran aground, the Ministry of the Navy said Monday.

There were 14 passengers on board, including seven Americans, two Britons, three Belgians, one Irishman and one New Zealander, and 11 crew members, including eight Mexicans, one Englishman and two Italians, who were not seriously injured, the Navy added.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, 800 kilometers west of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, where the vessel “SOCORRO VORTEX” ran aground, the Mexican agency said in a press release.

Following a distress call from the boat’s crew, members of the Navy departed for the scene of the incident and managed to spot a life raft with the vessel’s occupants near the island.

With information from AP.



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