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Escrito por Ed Kunze desde 184.108.40.206 (dup-200-65-183-34.prodigy.net.mx) el día miércoles, 22 de septiembre, 2004 a las 22:19:27 horas :
En respuesta a: Puerto Mio Cont'd escrito por elgranatunero desde 220.127.116.11 (customer-148-235-160-137.uninet-ide.com.mx) el día miércoles, 22 de septiembre, 2004 a las 12:21:23 horas :
Actually, the Feds are not saying they could certify both, they are saying both are certified, and have been for some time.
This has been reported here in the local papers several times. Today's paper is saying they will not cancel Puerto Mio's existing certification....deriving from meetings with local government officials with other state and fed officials.
The two main contentions here are the ecological disasters that will happen to the bay if a new pier is put in, and the utilization of Federal funds for private gain. (Puerto Mio is a private enterprise).
The cruise line's are big business and usually get what they want. One of their main concerns is the existing pier is unsafe for offloading passengers. It is true there occasionally is a small ground swell that raises and lowers the tender boats a bit, making it sometimes a little tough for the elderly cruisers to disembark from the tender boats. But, it would not make much of a change for a rolling ramp, with hand rails, etc, to take care of the problem.
If they want to bolster and extend Puerto Mio's rock jetty to eliminate the swell, it will choke off the incoming current.
There is no swell in the laguna. It also needs to be cleaned up. If they cruise line's want the Feds to spend millions of dollars, why not take the tender boats into a calm lagoon? There is plenty of parking available for busses, etc.
It would be close to the existing shops for the locals, and the street access is even better than the current locat1on at the pier.