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26 January 2001

Oil Spill in Ecuador

Type of Event:Oil Spills
Location of Event:San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Date of Charter Activation:26/01/2001
Charter Requestor:European Commission Civil Protection Unit
Project Management:CSA

On January 16, 2001, the Acotramar fuel tanker Jessica ran aground at port Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island. Operations were initiated to evacuate the fuel from the ship, but by January 18th fuel began leaking into the sea. On January 26, the European Commission Civil Protection Unit requested Charter images for use in monitoring the spill.

For more information on the oil spill and its effects, see the Galapagos National Park press release.



Oil Spill near Galapagos Island

Source: RADARSAT-1
Acquired: 21/01/01 and 30/01/01

Copyright: Canadian Space Agency

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