General cargo vessel aground, South America Pacific coast

Feb. 25, 2017 at 04:43 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel ISLA BARTOLOME ran aground on Feb 23 shortly after leaving Guayaquil, Ecuador, off northern coast of Isla Puna Island, while en route to Galapagos Island with cargo of merchandise goods. Vessel understood to suffer water ingress, partially submerged. Reportedly, Navy is trying to salvage freighter with tugs and CG boats, but as of 1300 UTC Feb 24, there’s only one port tug nearby.

General cargo vessel aground, South America Pacific coast