Ecuadorian Coast Guard Rescues Yacht of Foreigners Off Galapagos

According to the Ecuadorian Coast Guard rescued a yacht, Y/P Albany (TN-01-00271) with 24 tourists, including 4 children, today, July 8th, near the Galapagos Islands. The National Maritime Authorities announced that foreigners from the United States, France, Germany, and citizens of Ecuador were passengers of the yacht. Officials say the yacht ran out of fuel 8 nautical miles off land and was drifting in the ocean. All passengers were uninjured and brought to Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. The Coast Guard says that the owner of the yacht miscalculated the amount of fuel necessary for its travel and that fuel was provided to the yacht at the time of rescue. Also, the Coast Guard adds that the yacht was over capacity in terms of the number of passengers.Read Article

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