Thursday, 22 May 2014 23:29

Galapagos emergency over stranded ship

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The Ecuadorian cargo vessel Galapaface I grounded in the Galapagos Islands last week causing the Ecuadorian government to declare an emergency. Bunkers onboard were discharged leaving only minor lubricating oils as a potential contaminant. Work is now underway to refloat the vessel. In 1978, the Galapagos Islands were declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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