Galapagos Islands – Fuel leak from tourist ship pollutes beach

Posted : Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:59:45 GMT
Author : DPA

Quito – A diesel leak from a tourist ship polluted a 100-metre stretch along a beach in the island of Santa Cruz in Ecuador’s Pacific archipelago of the Galapagos, officials said. Members of the crew of the Evolution ship were cooperating with environmental protection authorities to clean up the fuel spill, officials said Wednesday.

 The unique animal and plant environment of the archipelago did not appear to be in danger of long-term damage, they said. The fuel is expected to evaporate relatively quickly, without causing major harm.

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About Ecuador, Galápagos, the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Conservation and personal Tidbits from a Swiss Hôtelier working in Ecuador & Galapagos and committed to supporting and encouraging local youngsters in Education, Sports and Environmental protection via my Foundation "Nova Galápagos."
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