A small shore excursion boat carrying cruise ship passengers has sunk in Cozumel Mexico and forcing passengers to jump from the bow.
A boat which was carrying 10 cruise ship passengers sank on Wednesday (Jan 4) in the northern waters of Cozumel, Mexico in the Western Caribbean. According to The Yucatan Times, the small vessel had departed the popular cruise island on a shore excursion and just 15 minutes later the boat began to take on water.
While the boat was taking on water passengers were told to head to the Bow which is the front part of the vessel. Passengers had no choice but to end up jumping into the ocean and thankfully there were no serious injuries. The local Navy also responded along with other boats in the area.
A video was posted online of the boat sinking which shows cruise tourists in the water and holding on to whats left of the sinking vessel. Other boats manage to rescue the passengers and only the tip of the bow can be seen.
No other details are known at the moment and there has not yet been any official response. Docked in Cozumel on that day was a total of 5 cruise ships including Aidaluna which is a German-based ship for Aida Cruises, Celebrity Equinox operated by Celebrity Cruises, Navigator of the Seas & Rhapsody of the Seas from Royal Caribbean and the new MSC Seaside operated by MSC Cruises. It isn’t known which exact cruise ship the passengers were from.
We’ll update this post if there are any new details.