Possible explosive device found on ferry in Mexico, local official says

The U.S. State Department sent a warning to Americans.

— -- An “apparent explosive device” was found on a Barcos Caribe ferry in Cozumel, Mexico, according to the Playa del Carmen state prosecutor. The discovery comes just over a week after an explosion took place on another Barcos Caribe ferry in Cozumel.

Barcos Caribe has since been suspended by the government, the prosecutor said.

Princess Cruises, which sails to Cozumel, sent out a warning to passengers as well.

“As the safety and security of our guests and crew is our highest priority, our security department remains in close contact with government and private sources as well as our local agents and tour operators and continues to monitor the situation,” Princess Cruises said in a statement.

The previous explosion took place as passengers disembarked the ferry, according to the municipality of Solidaridad, which includes Playa del Carmen.

Both incidents are still under investigation.