The CEO of APIBCS, Jesus Gonzalez Robles, said this morning that this was the first arrival of the Miracle cruise liner to Port of Pichilingue bringing 2,395 passengers and 931 crew members.
He stated that Port of Pichilingue was the best alternative to avoid weather conditions on the planned route to Puerto Vallarta and that the Port of Pichilingue was prepared to receive the ship and tourists while keeping safety in mind of the passengers and ship.
Vance made landfall as a tropical depression southeast of Mazatlan, Mexico Wednesday morning. What Vance lacks in wind it could make up for in rain.
Earlier, Vance became a Category 2 hurricane Sunday evening with winds of 105 mph. Its top winds peaked at 110 mph Monday afternoon and Monday evening, also in the Category 2 range, before wind shear began ripping the storm to shreds on Tuesday.
High surf and rip currents will diminish by late Wednesday along portions of the Mexican coast, including Baja California, as Vance’s center moves farther inland and weakens. These swells were generated from Vance’s stronger phase Monday.
The main concern, however, is rainfall. Downpours from Vance could dump as much as 4 to 12 inches of rain on parts of Mexico’s Pacific coast. This could lead to localized flash flooding and mudslides in the states of Nayarit, Sinaloa, Durango, Jalisco and Colima, especially in areas of rugged terrain.