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Navy begins work fighting state sargasso

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Ships from the Navy of Mexico have already begun work on containing the state’s at-sea sargasso.

With the arrival of two ships and three more reportedly on the way, la Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México began the placement of containment barriers off the coasts being most affected by the sea weed.

Photo: La Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

Personnel of the Navy of Mexico began with the cleaning of sargassum along the coasts of Quintana Roo supported by a logistics supply ship, a research vessel, a helicopter and the placement of containment barriers.

Photo: La Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

The logistics ship is outfitted with a helicopter that provides flyovers to identify the areas with a presence of sargasso. The use of the aircraft helps with cleaning efforts since it provides personnel with a guide.

Naval personnel along with environmental specialists will be in charge of land and air collection, while navy members will also manually help to clean sargasso that accumulates along the beaches.

The logistics vessel has been anchored at Isla Mujeres but will move to other ports during the sargasso support mission.

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