Strong winds interrupt beach recovery

March 13th, 2006 by Steve Bridger filed under Cancún Beach Recovery, Cancún

Stiff coastal breezes and roily seas whipped the Mexican Caribbean over the weekend and temporarily suspended the beach recovery operation in Cancún.

The two dredgers, the Filippo Brunelleschi (pictured last week) and Barent Zanan (pictured on Saturday), remain anchored in the Bahía de Isla Mujeres until conditions calm a little.

Authorities in Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juárez all briefly closed their ports to small craft.

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7 Responses to “Strong winds interrupt beach recovery”

  1. Steve Bridger Says:

    Work has now started in front of the Royal Sands…

  2. Jason Womble Says:

    Did the high winds cause any major issues with the beaches that have already been repaired.

  3. » Blog Archive » Big on bluster but short on sand Says:

    [...] After six weeks of spectacular progress, some sections of the reclaimed beach have haemorrhaged sand after a few days of pounding waves. [...]

  4. Steve Bridger Says:

    Jason – see my March 14th post

  5. Jason Womble Says:


    Thanks for the information. I hope GCPS was spared since I will be there in 3 weeks.

  6. Steve Bridger Says:

    Image hosted by Webshots.comJason – there is a slight ‘drop-off’ at the Golden Crown Paradise… but plenty of beach.

    This photo was taken on March 11th. Le Meridien is in the foreground… the GCP behind it.

  7. Jason Womble Says:


    Thanks for the picture.