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Small boat with two fishermen rescued off Acapulco

Acapulco, Guerrero, — The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico said that personnel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station, rescued two fishermen aboard a river boat that was left adrift in waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The small boat carrying the two men was found 23 nautical miles (42.5 kilometers) southeast of the port of Acapulco.

An emergency call from the General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the State of Guerrero who reported the activation of a satellite chip from a vessel with a red awning named Julio. The boat, they found, belonged to the Cooperativa Pescadores de Playa Angosta, which had on board two males of 26 and 27 years of age.

After being rescued, the two men said they experienced engine failure and drift difficulties, which took them out to sea.

Both were found in good health and were transferred to the wharf of the Eighth Naval Region to be evaluated by health personnel of the Naval Hospital of Acapulco. After the corresponding medical attention, the shipwrecked fishermen and the boat were handed over to the maritime authority of the Captaincy of Puerto de Acapulco.

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