Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Torneo de Pesca Las Hadas

The International Torneo de Pesca will be held this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday out of the beautiful "Las Hadas Resort and Marina" in Manzanillo. It is the 60th annual tourney for Club Pesca de Manzanillo. There are over 50 teams entered so far. Weigh in is by 5pm each day. So if you are not doing anything and want to see some nice boats, sponsor booths and fish stop by and have a drink and enjoy Las Hadas and the event...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Manzanillo Airport Closed

Not much to say except that access to the Manzanillo Airport (ZLO) was cutoff again when the Marabasco River overflowed it's banks last night and this morning. The tail end of Tropical Storm Manuel dumped many inches of rain on the area Monday night and Tuesday morning.   Not raining now but no word on when it will open.

Airport access road

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tropical Storm Warning

Off Mexico's Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Manuel has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph). It's 150 miles (245 kilometers) off Lazaro Cardenas and 255 miles (410 kilometers) south-southeast of Manzanillo. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Acapulco to Manzanillo.

Tropical Storm Manuel 

Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel: Extreme Rainfall Threats for Mexico

At the same time that Ingrid is making landfall, Tropical Storm Manuel will be bringing similar rainfall amounts to the other side of Mexico. This morning's 2 am EDT run of the experimental GFDL ensemble model predicted that a large area of Mexico is at high risk of 8+ inches of rain due to the combined effects of Ingrid and Manuel. The greatest danger is on the Pacific side in Oaxaca State, where the combined effects of the circulations of the two storms will pull a flow of very moist air upwards over the mountains, creating torrential rains. The Mexican Weather Service has already received a report of about 8 inches of rain in eastern Mexican state of Oaxaca due to Manuel's rains. The massive rains that will fall in Mexico from this one-two punch of extremely wet tropical storms will cause an extremely dangerous and expensive flood disaster in Mexico.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mexico Touts Increase in Power Generating Capacity

MEXICO CITY – President Enrique Peña Nieto touted a nearly 2,000-MW increase in the installed capacity of Mexico’s electricity system.

He made his remarks at the Manuel Alvarez Moreno thermoelectric complex, which is located in the Pacific port of Manzanillo and has recently seen its power generating capacity boosted by 1,413 MW.

Now with total installed capacity of 2,754 MW, equivalent to the electrical energy demand of the Mexican capital, that complex is the second largest nationwide, Peña Nieto said.

In addition, he said three new electrical plants began operating Wednesday: an internal combustion facility in Baja California Sur, a combined-cycle natural gas plant in Chihuahua and a geothermal plant in Puebla.

Mexico Touts Increase in Power Generating Capacity

Friday, August 09, 2013

Manzanillo Thermometric is polluting 80% less

The Thermoelectric plant upgrade has been completed  in the first stage, so that instead of generating 1,200 MW as it did earlier, today it generates 2,700 MW with a reduction in emissions of 80%. 

The Central in its past had four generating units, later six and all used fuel oil. The new combined cycle plants are turbine based using liquefied gas from the regasification. 

The project was formed with four modules, the first and the second burn liquefied at 100%, the third module was suitable for conversion to burn gas or fuel oil or a combination of both, the fourth module is pending for conversion and possible upgrade. 

It's worth remembering that In 1982, José López Portillo, President of the Republic at the time, opened this plant that delivered an installed generating capacity of 1,200 MW, then the intervention of then-President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, built a second stage was called Manzanillo Two consisting of two 350 MW generating units, using fuel oil as fuel.

Termo right now is ready to meet the President on Wednesday 14, to commission the re empowerment of this plant which makes it the largest of its kind in all of Latin America. 

Termoeléctrica deja de contaminar 80%

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pawa Tube Fest

The first “Pawa Tube Fest Invitational 2013” will be held at Pascuales, Mexico. Waiting period will be from July 30th to August 11th. To increase your chances of getting fully barreled. Event’s call will be 8 days in advance depending on swell charts. Chances are event will run in 3 consecutive days so you don’t have to be here the whole period.

The contest is unique to most surf competitions; it runs only in perfect barreling conditions, requires a long holding period, and invites the most talented and skilled barrel riders in the world to compete. It is Mexico’s first tube invitational format event, and includes only 30 surfers.

Pawa Tube Fest Invitational 2013

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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Nice dive video from Aquatic Sports and Adventures

Published on Jul 4, 2013
Aquatic Sports and Adventures dive at Club de Yates in Manzanillo Mexico. Good conditions and warm water.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Navy rescues vessel off Jalisco coast

Manzanillo, Colima | Tuesday June 25, 2013

Elements of the Sixth Naval Region Ministry of the Navy of Mexico ( Semar )  rescued one shrimp boat that was in danger of sinking in the vicinity of the coast of Barra de Navidad, Jalisco .

The official spokesperson on this port Semar Colima, Lieutenant Wendy Murillo Band, announced that the rescue operation was conducted by the Naval Station Search and Rescue Manzanillo (ENSAR) military dependency.

Reported that rescue operations began when he received a call from the Port of Manzanillo, Colima, to report that the vessel "UNICAP XI", belonging to the Cooperative Fish Production Alexander Von Humboldt, SC of RL and CV, based Colima is in this port, had a leak and was in danger of sinking.

In response, immediately Defender sailed a boat type, belonging to the said naval station, to provide the required support to the use of a pump to evacuate water and an expert swimmer, who proceeded to perform subsea work in order to locate the source of the leak and fix it temporarily.

On arrival of the vessel of the Navy, the captain and crew of the damaged shrimper were about to abandon ship as lost.

However, the timely intervention of elements of the Sixth Naval Region, and we controlled the situation, the boat with five crew on board was towed to the port of Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, where he was received by their owners.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Japanese Navy arrives in Manzanillo

The ship Kashima and training Maritime Self-Defense Force of Japan arrived yesterday at the port of Manzanillo, where Gov. Mario Anguiano Moreno welcomed them.

Accompanied by Ambassador of that country, Suchiro Megata, the president said Colima port is vital for the future of Mexico's relations with Japan. 

Mario Anguiano said that Japan is the second largest export destination from Mexico through the port of Manzanillo.

Llega a Manzanillo Fuerza Marítima de Autodefensa de Japón

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Property disputes: Buyer beware in Mexico

Perched on a hillside overlooking Manzanillo Bay, Puerto Las Hadas would seem to offer everything a Canadian could want in a getaway: sun, beaches and an ocean view.
But for dozens of Canadians, mostly from Alberta and B.C., who have bought units in the 204-unit complex, Puerto Las Hadas also comes with a property dispute that has put their ownership rights in question and remains unresolved after several years of attempted litigation.
According to several owners and a lawyer in Mexico who is representing some of them in court, a Mexican judge in 2009 cancelled folio numbers – which are used to register property in Mexico – for properties lining Manzanillo Bay, including Puerto Las Hadas. That ruling left owners with access to their waterfront homes but without clear property rights.
Manzanillo - Property disputes: Buyer beware in Mexico

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Santiago Golf Club

The course is located within the Club Santiago, a prestigious private residential area, located in the northern part of Manzanillo. A 9 hole course with cart and club rental, caddies, a 19th hole, golf lessons, practice green, practice tee and gift shop. Semi-wavy course designed by Larry Hughes. The grass is "Bermuda 357" on fairways and "Bermuda 358" on the greens. Cost for 9 holes is about $50us

Santiago Golf Club
Av. Camarón No. 1-A Club Santiago,
Tel. 01 (333) 504-10 / Fax. 01 (333)503-70
Hours: From 7:00 to 18:00 hrs

Club House


Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Home Depot

I don't get to Manzanillo as much as I used to but when Visa renewal time comes around it is a necessity. I've only been hearing about the new Sam's Club and Home Depot on message boards. I thought they were next to each other but are actually 6-8 blocks apart south of Soriana on the same side of the street. Home Depot will possibly open next month and Sam's has been open for awhile. Will be nice not to have to drive to Colima for my HD fix.

New Home Depot

Sam's Club

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