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Cozumel requests larger boat docking permission

Cozumel, Q.R. — The head of the Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), Alicia Ricalde Magaña, said that all operating rules have been changed at the maritime terminals of the state, and that specifically in the case of Cozumel, Apiqroo are hoping for larger vessles.

“We changed all the rules of operation of all the terminals. In the case of Cozumel, they were in a straitjacket because they only allowed the docking of boats of 43 meters in length,” said the official, “Today we take the straitjacket off the dock, meaning it does not have limits”.

Alicia Ricalde said that with these new rules, which still have to be approved by the General Directorate of Ports, better boats may arrive on the island.

“In 2018 we can contemplate having decent, luxurious, beautiful boats of any investment. We want Cozumel to have the opportunity to have boats of that level, ” she said.

“The sea of Cozumel is not the same as that of the bay of Isla Mujeres. For Cozumel, you need strong boats,” she added.

“We have already done our task of consensus, of making rules that allow the coexistence of companies. Now it is up to the General Directorate of Ports to approve them.”