Stranded Galapagos Passenger Vessel Breaks up on Rocks

IGTOA has learned from an anonymous source that the Tip Top II ,16-passenger yacht that ran aground near Tortuga Bay on April 24th, has broken up on the rocks. 

The vessel ran aground on Friday, April 24th near the town of Puerto Ayora, on the island of Santa Cruz. All 16 passengers and eight crew members on board were quickly rescued by passenger vessels in the area and there were no official reports of injuries. This is the first major accident involving a passenger vessel in the islands in several years. 

There still doesn't seem to be any official word on what caused the accident or whether there has been or will be any environmental damage as a result. We'll keep you posted on any new developments. 


Matt Kareus

Matt is the Executive Director of IGTOA.

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