Emergency protocols activated in the Galapagos Islands after fuel spill


Ecuador has activated the emergency protocols in the Galapagos Islands. The emergency protocol was activated to contain the environmental impact of a fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands. The step was taken after a barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank. The accident occurred in a port on San Cristobal Island when a crane collapsed while loading a container onto the barge. The falling container destabilized the ship, causing it to sink.

The Galapagos archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet.

Source: The Hindu

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