Passenger Ferry Explodes at Mexico's Playa del Carmen

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 22, 2018

© elvirkin / Adobe Stock

© elvirkin / Adobe Stock

A ferry explosion at Mexico's tourist hot spot of Playa del Carmen left at least 14 injured on Wednesday (February 21) afternoon.

Videos uploaded to social media showed emergency crews nursing injured people at the dock and people rushing for help.

Local media reported the injured were transported to hospitals with no life-threatening wounds. The ferry was covering the route to Cozumel island.

Local authorities said in a statement that the causes of the explosion are yet to be explained.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Aug 2019 - The Shipyard Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News