In an operation that lasted from the morning of July 15 until July 17 at 5:30 p.m. the "Galapaface 1" was refloated, towed from the grounding site in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and sunk. On July 15 at 02:30 a.m. towing if the ship outside of the Galapagos Marine Reserve started. Cruising at a speed of about 1.8 knots, the vessel reached the sinking site on July 16 at 2:30 p.m., being pulled by the tugs "Antillen" and "Isla Santay", being escorted by the "Isla Fernandina" of the Coast Guard.
Then the runner crew was taken off, and the suction pumps and valves attached to the ship were uncovered. The water began to enter until the ship sank stern first three hours later.
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The "Tacoma" returned the dock on Bainbridge Island after stalling in the afternoon of July 29. The ferry lost power on the Seattle-Bainbridge run just before 1 p.m. There were more than 405 passengers and 138 vehicles on board.
The "Tacoma" dropped anchorto await help and was eventually towed to Bainbridge Island. The "Sealth" that was on the Bremerton-to-Seattle run, had been rerouted to be on standby next to the "Tacoma" which docked at about 3 p.m. It was to be towed to a repair dock so engineers could try to determine why it lost power. The passengers who were delayed received vouchers good for one trip on the ferry system.