Cargo ship runs aground in GalapagosJun 6, 2014 by Guest Writer
A cargo ship has grounded in the Galapagos Islands, prompting Ecuador to declare a state of emergency around the damaged vessel, according to news reports.
About 19,000 gallons of diesel were removed from the tanks of the Galapaface I, averting the main environmental risk. But tugboats were on hand in case other issues arose during the ship’s salvage.
The Ecuadorean freighter became stranded off the rocky coast of San Cristobal on May 9. Nearly 100 staff were monitoring the area around the clock after the accident happened.
The emergency order will stay in effect for six months, the environment ministry said in a statement.
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