2 SCUBA Divers Delay Cruise Ship in Mexico.
Reported by Por Estrol it appears that 2 SCUBA Divers were on a night dive collecting lobsters.
The cruise ship captain started pulling away from the Dock but noticed the Lights in the Water. When the SCUBA Divers lights went under the boat he contacted the authorities.
After the authorities interviewed the 2 divers in was discovered they had entered up current to do some spear fishing but the current dragged them right under the Cruise Ship.
After divers confirmed there were no Bombs are any hull damage the cruise ship was cleared to proceed.
Below is a Google Translate of the story.
COZUMEL, January 28. – About to be a cruise propelados were a couple of foreign divers this weekend night, after he recklessly approached a ship to sail to be discovered and passed under the ship had to turn off their engines. These two people were intercepted by federal authorities to leave the water and subjected to rigorous questioning, coupled with that verified that he had not been placed an explosive device to the hull.
Escalante Genaro Medina, first official Earth Defense Marine (Remafe) of the Port Authority, announced that at 19 pm last Friday, the management of the port terminal Punta Langosta notified the Port Authority that two divers were Westerdam cruise under the Dutch flag that day was docked in the outer band of said spring.
This led to harbormaster personnel and Naval Sector arrive at the place mentioned, overlooking the two divers who go by the names John Christopher Clark, 47, a Canadian and Merville Arthur Vincent, 56, also of Canadian citizenship had already left the sea by Aqua Safari pier located a few hundred meters north of Punta Langosta.
Authorities and the harbor master Naval Sector proceeded to interview the two Canadians, who brought a bag of green in guarding a lobster and king crab they were seized two pistols like to harpoon marine specimens.
When interviewed, John Christopher Clark, said to lie in the island for four months and his friend Arthur Vincent Merville is a tourist who until Friday had spent four days on the island and planned to stay three weeks vacationing, both are staying in the condos “Las Ventanas”, located on Fifth Avenue at 10 South Center colony.
John Christopher Clark mentioned that both were introduced to the sea next to the El Cantil condominium building, located next to the City Hall, with the idea of harpoon some fish, but the current dragged them into Punta Langosta and that’s why were near the cruise.
Meanwhile Escalante Medina said the captain of the cruise, being on the bridge and start the security protocol to sail the spring, he noticed that the side of the boat were two lamps lights in the sea by which suspended operation and gave to the authorities of the spring and in turn to the federal triangulated.
A boat harbor pilots, arrived at the scene at the time the divers had lighted their lamps and they began to sound the ship’s horn, but instead they emerged, the lights went down and the cruise until they left the next spring.
According to Escalante Genaro Medina, “had it not been for the two divers spotted the crew of the cruise, they would start sailing machines which would lead to the two Canadians were propelados. It would have been a terrible accident. The grind would, because the machines are very large cruise and thankfully saw the lights of divers and decided not to turn on the machines. “
He said the cruise captain asked that they do a thorough investigation to two divers in fear that they might have placed a bomb in the hull.
Remafe The first official said the owner of the boat shipping “decided to be a particular revision to make the hull fearing that divers had him placed some explosive device”, fortunately everything worked without incident.
Also the security chief of the cruise went ashore to make a separate interview with the two Canadians and all the data provided were sent at the same time to the police authorities of the United States to verify the authenticity thereof and ratify them that this was indeed tourists or divers who have no criminal history and discards that were trying to sabotage the ship.
John Christopher Clark and Merville Arthur Vincent, showed their passports and after intense questioning could see that only practiced diving without the desire to carry out an attack on the ship.
Naval Sector Personnel conducted verification of the tanks and equipment that carried the divers to rule that it was an attempt to make instruments.