Breaking news—the luxury liveaboard Socorro Vortex has run aground in the remote Revillagigedo Archipelago with no loss of life. The ship, however, was not so lucky and is apparently a total loss, along with most of the passengers’ belongings and gear.
According to reports, the vessel ran aground on Socorro Island around 2 am on May 9th and the crew immediately radioed for assistance. The Mexican Navy found 14 passengers and 11 crew members in a life raft; some having sustained minor injuries. All were transported to Isla Socorro Naval Sector for medical evacuation and then onward to San Jose del Cabo. As more details emerge, we will update this breaking story.