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BREAKING NEWS: Socorro Vortex liveaboard runs aground


Socorro Vortex

The luxurious liveaboard Socorro Vortex is apparently a total loss after running aground in the remote Revillagigedo Archipelago, but all passengers and crew were evacuated.

According to reports, the vessel ran aground on Socorro Island and the crew radioed for assistance. On arrival at the scene, the Mexican Navy found 14 passengers – a mix of Americans, Britons, Belgians, Irish and New Zealanders – and 11 crew members in a liferaft, some apparently with minor injuries.

They were all taken to Isla Socorro Naval Sector for medical evaluation, and were then subsequently transferred to San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur.

We will report on more details as and when they become available.

All of the passengers and crew were evacuated on board Socorro Vortex
All of the passengers and crew were evacuated

Photo credit: SPR Informa/Twitter

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Jacob Rosenstein
Jacob Rosenstein
2 years ago

It seems like SCUBA divers are susceptible to fires, sinking boats, and being left at sea while on liveaboard vessels. The industry needs to address these issues or else sport diving will only be enjoyed by land based resorts.

Scuba Steve
Scuba Steve
2 years ago

Probably not. It’s a numbers game. Nearly every trip is successful. The incidents are still few and far between when you look at the stats.


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Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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