A boat 29 people were gathered in this Shipwrecked in Galapagos waters. To rescue passengers, A Coast Guard Boat Ecuadorian marines came to the rescue And sunk in. Although both boats overturned, no one was injured.
According to the Navy’s report, the coastal ship Queen Evolution, covering the route from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Bagurizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island. The boat suffered engine damage three miles from its final destination and a distress call was issued. That’s when a Coast Guard boat came to the rescue. According to official reports, other coastal boats in the sector also managed to bring 26 passengers and three crew members to safety.
Although the rescue was successful, the Navy explained.During the task of refloating the Queen Evolution, the captain’s boat was dragged under the sea., report two boats sunk. That is why another naval vessel had to be mobilized to the area to continue the operation.
The Army is conducting investigations to find out the cause of the incident. The Teleamazonas television network said, “The boat was lifted by a strong wave, and when it fell, due to the force, it broke its hull. After that, water started coming into the boat.
The passengers were taken to the San Cristobal docks where they underwent a medical examination.
This double shipwreck occurs before fulfillment A year after another boat capsized in the Galapagos, killing four people. The boat carried 37 people, of whom 34 were passengers and 3 were crew.
Many environmentalists have condemned the boats in the Galapagos for being known.As they are not all in optimal condition for their journeys at high speed and carrying more passengers than allowed”.
Coastal vessels carry out their navigation “from origin to destination between various ports along the entire coast, excluding high seas or deep sea navigation, according to the DSV.
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic origin made up of 7 large islands, 14 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islands. The Galapagos form the island region of Ecuador and are considered one of the most important nature reserves in the world due to its biodiversity and its endemic species. These islands inspired Charles Darwin’s explorations, which allowed him to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Islands attract the attention of tourists, mainly, for their unique species, animals and plants, landscape and sea in the world. The archipelago is known Giant tortoisesFrom this the islands got their name.
This archipelago is Ecuador’s biggest tourist attraction and is also known as the Enchanted Islands. Its residents derive their income from tourism activities, so the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the economy of the people of Galapagos. However, in 2022, the archipelago received 267,687 visitors, representing a growth of 96.34% compared to 2021. This increase equates to 80% of tourism before the pandemic.
Although it is one of the most protected places in the world, Galapagos species are threatened by overfishing, the introduction of non-native species, and tourism. In July this year, the government announced an increase in the entrance fee for Galapagos tourists to counter human influence. Tourism Minister Niels Olsson said the increase seeks to stem the rapid growth of tourists on the islands.