The Parranda sinks | March 11th, 2009

A tourist vessel, the MY Parranda, caught fire on 14th January and subsequently sank off of the island of Bartolomé. There were no casualties.

On 16 January Park officials completed inspections of the vessel and found a small leakage of diesel. Fortunately, the vessel was near the end of its journey and its holds and fuel tanks were nearly empty.  The review found no direct impacts on the ecosystem at the site and tourist activities continued as normal. The owners were ordered to remove the wreck.