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New security x-ray machines to be installed at Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — Two new security detectors will be placed inside the ferry terminals at Cozumel next week. The two new x-ray machines will be installed at the San Miguel passenger ferry terminal for additional security purposes says the port director.

Raúl Marrufo González, director of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo for Cozumel said that the company that will be in charge of the security and management of the equipment is the same that operates in the airports of Cozumel and Mérida as well as the cruise terminals, and that they have been certified.

The machines are being installed to maintain high levels of security and protection in the region, as announced by Governor Carlos Manuel Joaquín González earlier in the year.

Monitoring and surveillance will be handled by the company Multiservicios y Asesorías del Caribe SA de CV, who won the tender. Marrufo González said that the Royal Caribbean cruise company inspected the security services provided at the SSA Mexico cruise ship dock and has given it good ratings.

While the machines are being installed, security staff will be trained. The port director says he hopes the security machines and staff will be ready to operate by the end of next week. He says the new x-ray devices will be added to the already-existing walk through metal detectors at the entrance of the dock.

Raúl Marrufo says people arriving at the terminal will need to allocate a few extra minutes to allow for the inspection of baggage if necessary.