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Tulum Civil Protection in need of port office

Tulum, Q.R. – Tulum Civil Protection say they feel it’s time the town has its own port office, allowing the town to man water vessels.

Since a Port Captain is the authority that can regulate boats, Director of Civil Protection in Tulum Lucio Salvador Arguea, says its time then town has its own office noting many boats left along Tulum shores cause problems and can even be a hazard for tourists.

“A port captaincy office is necessary since many problems are being raised. It is imperative that they verify what is their responsibility so that they do not put the people at risk who come to visit. There is no office in charge of these types of situations,” said Salvador Arguea.

Problems with boats are increasing due to the number of vessels operating along the Tulum coastline. Boats are disorganized and some, even stranded on shore, are creating a hazardous situation for beachgoers.

Salvador Arguea also noted that many of the boats operating in Tulum belong to companies in Playa del Carmen and other neighboring municipalities of Solidaridad who offer tours and snorkeling services.

The director said that having an office of Port Captaincy in Tulum will allow there to be consistent order and revision of these vessels, since many of them operate without documentation and without the trained personnel to operate them.