Anti Sargasso ship finally enters operations in Quintana Roo

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It has a capacity for 250 tons of algae

Rear Admiral of the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) Alejandro López Zenteno, coordinator of the National Antisargasse Strategy, reported that the sargasso ship Natans, which was in a training period since last May 12, began operations as of this Friday to focus on the sites where you have been monitoring the presence of the algae.

To date, and only in training, it has collected 15.5 tons of sargassum, although it has a capacity of 250 tons.

López Zenteno explained that, in order to have a more efficient operation of this vessel, the Secretary of the Navy is based on a report and a forecast generated by the Oceanographic Institute of the Gulf and the Caribbean Sea.

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This forecast indicates how the sargassum bases move through the Caribbean Sea and where they will land. This information is validated through flights, either by helicopter or airplanes, to determine in a better way where the sargassum is found to send this ship there.

“The challenge will continue to be that we put it in the exact place where it collects sargassum,” explained Vice Admiral López Zenteno.

For his part, Governor Carlos Joaquín said that, with this forecast from the oceanographic institute, it will be possible to know in a timely manner where and how much sargassum would reach the beaches, to address the phenomenon in a timely manner.

For example, there are probabilities of high landfalls, according to the oceanographic models of the trajectory of currents, on the coasts of the municipalities of Solidaridad, Puerto Morelos and Benito Juárez, and in the south of the island of Cozumel, as well as from the vicinity from Sian Ka’an to Akumal.

The governor stressed the importance of having a periodic report of the joint activities that are carried out on the coast of Quintana Roo to reduce the amount of sargassum, and that people can know the status of each of the beaches.

Recolecta Semar 803 toneladas de sargazo en Quintana Roo

The head of the Executive explained that they are working hard on the sargassum issue and it is necessary for people to know in what conditions the beaches of the different municipalities are. This work is carried out at sea, through the Secretary of the Navy, in waters close to the coast, by means of anti-sargassum barriers, and, on the beaches, with cleaning by the municipalities and concessionaires in the area. federal maritime-land.

Source: lajornadamaya.mx

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