Update on Aqua Amazon Accident (Iquitos, Peru)

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Updated: July 22, 2016

A Statement from Aqua Expeditions Founder and CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro

Following the tragic incident involving the Aqua Amazon on Saturday, July 16, all of our efforts at Aqua Expeditions have been focused on finding the members of our crew who were on board at the time of the accident and were reported missing after the explosion that caused the vessel to capsize. Many of the crew have been with me from 2007 when we started. I considered them dear friends, not just employees.

In addition to 5 of our crew, there are two external suppliers who are also victims, bringing the total missing/deceased to seven people. As of 17:00 EST Monday, July 18, two of the victims have been identified and recovered.

A fund created for victims’ families has been created in their honor and memory.

There were an additional eight crew members in recovery in the hospital following the explosion. Three are in intensive care and the remaining five are receiving all necessary medical attention. We are assuring them the best medical treatment possible. We have been in close contact with the crews’ families and have been keeping them fully informed of news of their loved ones during this very difficult time.

The source of the fire and explosion is yet to be determined as preliminary investigations are still underway. We are supporting all efforts by the authorities and will continue to do so throughout the process.

Our guests, industry partners, families and friends have given me and everyone at Aqua Expeditions the strength and commitment to stay united and face this tragedy together. We are overwhelmed with the show of support that is continuing to pour in from all over the world and we continue to be eternally thankful.

We will keep you informed of all future developments.

Francesco Galli Zugaro


For any further sales and reservations issues regarding passengers’ queries, the Lima and Singapore offices are available regarding future bookings on the Aqua Amazon in the following contact details:

Lima: +511 434 5544
Singapore: +65 6270 4002
U.S. & Canada: +1 866 603 3687
UK: +0 808 189 0361
Australia: +1800 243 152
New Zealand: +0800 466 098

Email: reservations@aquaexpeditions.com


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