Stranded ship in Galapagos Islands an 'emergency'
Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos Islands after a cargo ship became stranded on sand and rocks there last week.
Galapaface I, which was carrying thousands of litres of diesel fuel, has had its cargo removed but authorities are worried that oil still on board could spill and cause environmental damage.
Now an emergency has been declared, the government will now help to remove the ship from the area before any further damage is done.
The Galapagos Islands lie off the coast of Ecuador in South America. The World Heritage Site is home to many unique animal species such as the giant tortoise and marine iguana.
It's not the first time a ship has run into trouble in the Galapagos Islands.
In 2001, an oil tanker became stranded, spilling fuel and causing severe damage to the marine iguanas that live there.