State Department issues travel warning for Yucatan

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Stock Image. Ultramar ferries were not affected by the recent attack

The U. S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico has issued a warning about using passenger ferries from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel, Qintana Roo, Mexico. On 21 February, a bomb was detonated on a Barcos Caribe ferry whilst passengers were disembarking, causing 26 injuries. On 1 March, another vessel from the same fleet was found to have explosive devices which were made safe.

The attack was claimed by a gang aligned with the Zetas drug cartel. The State Department recommends that travelers in the area:

Video was captured of the explosion: (WARNING-Graphic viewing)