Cancun to Isla Mujeres Ultramar ferry goes up in flames

Cancun to Isla Mujeres Ultramar ferry goes up in flames

Cancun, Q.R. – An Ultramar ferry passenger ship that crosses the sea from Cancun to Isla Mujeres caught fire on Wednesday, reducing the upper portion of the water vessel to complete ashes.

Reports say there were no passengers on board the ship when the on-board captain saw fire and smoke emanating from the ship’s engine room. The Ultramar ferry was tied a few meters from the dock at Playa Tortugas in the Cancun Hotel Zone at Kilometer 6.5.

It was just after 9:00 a.m. when smoke was reportedly seen coming from the boat. Several units of the local fire department arrived on scene to extinguish the watercraft, however, the boat suffered extensive damage, having the entire upper level and inside cabin area destroyed by flames.

It took more than a dozen fire fighters an hour to put out the fire. The boat was docked beside another Ultramar, which did not suffer any damage. No persons were reported injured. The burnt-out ship was taken to another dock where it will be inspected for the exact cause of the fire.