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Wire reports indicate that the motor operated sailboat, Alta operated by Quasar Expeditions ran ashore last evening (Wed). Sixteen Canadian tourists and eight crew members were rescued by the navy and park vessels. According to the company representative, it is believed that the captain may have been at fault per newspaper reports. Canadian authorities said all were safe.

Paul from the company's headquarters to ecuadortraveladvisory the boat ran ashore as it was going into port. Stated all passengers are ok and stayed in a hotel last night. He said after the passengers safety they are now concerned about any threat to the environment. They are going to attempt to get the boat free later today and have equipment and supplies stationed by the boat in the event of a leak of which none has been detected yet. Photo below used from Quasar's website.

Alta Galapagos Islands Cruise




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