Freighter Scuttled After Galapagos Grounding

An Ecuador-flagged cargo ship has been successfully refloated and scuttled after running aground earlier this year in the Galápagos Islands. The salvage and scuttling was carried out by the U.S.-based salvage firm T&T Salvage, which ensured that all fuel, oil and other pollutants were removed from the vessel prior to being refloated. The ship, the MV Floreana, ran … [Read more...]

State of Emergency Declared in Galápagos Islands after Grounding

A state of emergency has been declared in the Galápagos Islands exactly one week after a cargo ship ran aground and remains stuck just offshore of the easternmost island in the archipelago. The MV Floreana, carrying some 1,400 tons of cargo and 13,000 gallons of fuel, ran aground on January 28 in the bay of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno just off the coast of San Cristóbal, shortly … [Read more...]

Grounded Cargo Ship to Be Scuttled Off Galápagos Islands

An Ecuador-flagged cargo ship which ran aground last week in the Galápagos Islands will be towed out to sea and scuttled, according to government officials in the Galápagos. The MV Floreana ran aground last Wednesday morning (January 28) in the bay of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno located off the coast of San Cristóbal, the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago. The … [Read more...]