According to sources in Quito, the Parranda yacht caught fire and sank this morning near Bartolome in the Galapagos Islands. Fortunately it appears that no one was hurt, and everyone was rescued by one of the Coral Yachts. Preliminary reports say that the Parranda is a complete loss, although this is not confirmed.
El Nacional newspaper also reports that the boat full of a group of British tourists caught fire in the night. No word yet from Quasar Nautica, as they are no doubt a bit busy dealing with matters at the moment.
We’ll have more information as soon as we can.
2 thoughts on “Bad News: Galapagos Yacht Parranda Reportedly Catches Fire and Sinks!”
Thanks for the reply, TravelingNinja. We have posted the official statement from Quasar above now. Dolores is wonderful, and we are sorry to see Quasar going through this difficult time.
Quasar Expeditions’ official statement is at DivePhotoGuide.com. This is very unfortunate since Quasar Expeditions Luxury Cruises is owned by a very sweet family. I look forward to my cruise with them next spring and remain unconcerned about any issues.
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