Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Updated: Following the incident at the central ferry terminal in Playa del Carmen, passengers wishing to visit the island of Cozumel were able to do so from another dock.
The maritime authority CALICA made way at their Punta Venado maritime terminal for the safe transfer of passengers to Cozumel. The main ferry terminal in Playa del Carmen remained closed after the explosion of a Barcos Caribe passenger ferry Wednesday.
At the request of the Harbor Authority of Playa del Carmen and in coordination with federal, state and local authorities, CALICA put its facilities at the service of the community Wednesday afternoon to receive support boats which brought several hundred tourists from Playa del Carmen back to their cruise ship that was docked in Cozumel.
Royal Caribbean passengers were able to continue without major mishaps after returning to the island on schedule. The terminal has facilities to receive cruises and vehicle ferries.
Through a statement, the company Calizas Industriales del Carmen (Calica) said the Punta Venado maritime terminal was opened to support the transfer of passengers to Cozumel, however the main central ferry terminal in Playa del Carmen has since reopened.
The Punta Venado maritime terminal is located at kilometer 282.6 of the Chetumal-Cancún federal highway, eight kilometers south of the city of Playa del Carmen.