Shipwreck


While out boating in late October, I snapped this photo of a large tuna fishing vessel hard upon the rocks at the entrance to the Mazatlan harbor. After some inquiry, we learned that she had tried to seek refuge from Hurricane Jova in October but was gripped at the last moment by a following sea and high winds, driving her bow onto the starboard side shore. She then did a couple of 360s and ended up about halfway down the breakwater towards Chivas Island mount. She is one of a fleet of 5 seagoing tuna vessels that can ply the oceans as far as Peru with the aid of small helicopters that can land on the bridge. The other 4 vessels are safely tied up at the dock next to the broken down small cruise ship. You can see her infrastructure from the water taxi that goes from Stone Island across to the fish market.

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