Passenger ship ran aground, sank in Galapagos waters

Passenger ship GALAPAGOS MAJESTIC ran aground at Santiago island northern coast, Galapagos Archipelago, at around 0930 UTC May 31, with 26 people on board. Hull was breached in bow area, and despite salvage attempts which lasted some 6 hours, the ship capsized and sank, with some 2 tons of fuel on board. All 26 people were rescued, no injures reported.
Passenger/tour SHIP GALAPAGOS MAJESTIC, IMO 9695999, gt 227, BUILT 2013, FLAG Ecuador, manager LOPEZ PRG, Galapagos.



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