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Crane collapses and sinks ship with diesel

A diesel spill triggered alarms in the Galapagos Islands. A crane collapsed when loading a container with an electric generator on a boat, which went down. Both the electric generator, such as the loading crane and the transport barge with 600 gallons of diesel were submerged. Ecuadorian authorities faced the fuel spill on the Galapagos Islands, which are considered a World Heritage Site. "Control of the situation has been taken and a set of actions have been deployed to mitigate the possible impacts," the Presidential Secretariat of Communication said in a statement. The accident, which left an injured person and 600 gallons of diesel submerged, occurred at a loading dock on San Cristobal Island As a result of the accident, the electric generator, the loading crane and the transport barge were submerged. The Emergency Operations Committee (COE) took immediate action to reduce environmental risk in the so-called "Enchanted Islands" that are part of the biosphere reserve that served the British naturalist Charles Darwin to develop the theory of species evolution . Staff from the Galapagos National Park, an entity that monitors the nature reserve, and from the Ecuadorian Navy placed oil and oil-absorbent spill containment barriers around the subsidence zone. "... The dispersion of any product that could leave the ship was avoided," the official report said. The representative of the Executive in the archipelago, Norman Wray, in statements to the press, said that the work of recovery of that diesel is being done and later the process of refloating will come.

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