Ferry collides with fishing vessel in the Gulf of California


Early this morning, the vessel Mexico Star collided with a shrimp fishing vessel in the Gulf of California waters off the port of Topolobampo in the state of Sinaloa.

The Baja Ferries company vessel was making a cargo and passenger crossing to the city of La Paz when the accident occurred.

Mexican Navy personnel, upon learning of the impact, dispatched rescue units, which were able to evacuate the seven fishermen from the vessel "Popeye El Marino", which sank after the collision.

Two of the fishermen were sent to receive medical attention at a hospital. The others are reported to be unharmed.

Baja Ferries said that the captain of the vessel, upon learning that the fishermen's boat had invaded a restricted perimeter, activated the lights and sound signals, which were not heeded.

As a result of the impact, the Baja Ferries vessel did not suffer any damage that endangers safety.

Baja Ferries makes it clear that they always operate under strict safety protocols in navigation.

The facts are under investigation.

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