Vessel rescued by Mexican navy cloned Cancun poachers

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q. R. — Crew members of a vessel that requested assistance from the Mexican navy have found themselves in a fair bit of trouble. The Isla Mujeres cooperative confirmed that it is a cloning of one of its boats, which they say, also confirms that there are many clones dedicated to poaching. Baltazar Gómez Catzín, president of the Por la Justicia Social cooperative acknowledged that in his fishing group they have a boat with that registration and that name, but it is not the same as the vessel that was helped by the navy. A vessel that ran out of gas and began drifting requested rescue assistance from the Mexican navy earlier this week. After the four crew and boat were safely returned to an Isla Mujeres dock, authorities noticed a discrepancy. center_img The vessel, Los Cuatro Hermanos, was found to have a cloned registration and a superimposed cooperative logo. The discovery was made after the crew and boat were towed and officials requested documentation from its captain. Officials noted that Los Cuatro Hermanos had cloned Por la Justicia Social on the boat, a cooperative of Isla Mujeres. The cloned vessel and crew were reportedly from Puerto Juarez. Captain of the cloned Los Curtro Hermanos has been summoned to appear before a Cancun judge to prove boat ownership as well as proof of fishing permits. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more