The Sinking of Cozumel’s Pirate Ship
On September 12, The Government of Mexico issued a tropical storm warning for the coast of Quintana Roo. The depression intensified while moving west-northwest and on September 15th; the storm intensified into Tropical Storm Cristóbal. Early on September 16, the storm made landfall on the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula near Tulum. The storm stranded over 1,500 tourists on the island of Cozumel, Mexico.
We woke up on the 16th with losses on the island. Tropical storm Cristabol caused the beloved pirate ship to sink. This cruise was our choice of a dinner show on the island of Cozumel. The “Dinner and a Show” was an incredible way to enjoy 4 hours here in the Caribbean. This sinking of the galeón was because of heavy rains from the tropical depression. Boaters and anglers tried to save the Galeon however, they were unsuccessful.
If the COVID-19 panic wasn’t sufficient to undermine tourism, Tropical Storm Cristobal drove the stake through our hearts. Our prayers go out to the proprietors and employees of the Cozumel pirate ship.
Written by Stingray Villa