Yacht anchors on reef

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A white vessel flying a Bermudan flag is anchored on the reef cliff just in front of San Pedro Town. The San Pedro Sun confirmed with Hol Chan that indeed the vessel is anchored on the reef cliff in about 15 feet of water. Law enforcement officers have dispatched to the area. Hol Chan Marine Reserve Manager Miguel Alamilla stated that they are awaiting an impoundment order from the Department of Environment which will allow them to impound the vessel and detain the boat captain. The white yacht named Azteca is also flying a British flag. The captain of Azteca, 49-year-old Cancun resident Salvador Villeraz Eckart has been found. The San Pedro Sun will have more information as it becomes available.

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