The 74 meter long, 1648 dwt general cargo vessel Floreana ran aground off the Galapagos Islands near Baquerizo Moreno. The Floreana was en route from San Cristobal with 1400 tons of various cargo supplies bound for Puerto Ayora when it grounded in an area known dangerous for navigation. The vessel hull was breached and suffered water ingress. The Floreana’s engine room flooded. Authorities responded to the scene quickly. Booms were placed around the vessel to contain any pollution. A barge was requested to help unload the vessel’s fuel tanks and 300 tons of cargo from the vessel’s hold. No reports of injuries. Reports state two tugs were requested to help assist in salvaging the Floreana.