Gay Party Boat Sinks In Puerto Vallarta On New Year’s Eve, Boats Rush To Save Passengers

A New Year’s Eve party cruise carrying dozens of gay passengers near Puerto Vallarta sank to the bottom of the ocean on Thursday while crew frantically called for help to rescue passengers.

The party boat, PV Delice, was preparing to leave Playa Quimixto to head back to Puerto Vallarta when the rear of the boat began taking on water around 5 p.m., reports Out And About PV.

“It was like the Titanic, it went all down slowly,” said Emilio Blanco, a visitor from Chicago, Illinois.

Blanco said he doesn’t know the exact cause of the accident, but he said the water was “a bit choppy.”

And he added, “I think the crew just didn’t know how to maneuver the catamaran very well, the sea was not very rough nor was it too windy.”

“We were about to sail back to Puerto Vallarta, but the catamaran barely moved.”

Blanco said he counted at least ten small boats coming to help rescue passengers.

“I saw at least 10 small boats coming to help, I jumped in a private boat whose owners were graceful enough to send their captain help out,” he said. “It was quite a scary situation!”

He said he had to swim from the catamaran to the rescue boat.