Galápagos National Park Press Releases
January 17, 2001 - Isla San Cristóbal,
Galápagos. At approximately 2200 local time (UTC-6) on January 16, 2001,
the tanker Jessica, owned by Acotramar, ran aground at Schiavoni Reef,
about 800 meters from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal Island.
The vessel was arriving from the port of Guayaquil on the Ecuadorian mainland,
carrying 160.000 gallons of diesel destined to be delivered to the fuel
dispatch station on Baltra Island, plus 80.000 gallons bunker fuel (IFO),
which were to be used to fuel the tourist vessel Galápagos Explorer II.