August 12, 2020

The Japan firms behind Mauritius oil-leak ship

Tokyo (AFP) – The Japanese firm that operates a ship leaking fuel off the coast of Mauritius has been involved in accidents before, including a 2006 oil spill in the Indian Ocean.Mitsui OSK Lines operates the MV Wakashio, which ran aground on July 25 just off the coast of Mauritius, carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel that has been seeping into the pristine coral-filled waters of the island nation.Both the operator and the vessel’s owner Nagashiki Shipping have apologised for the spill, and pledged to help mitigate the damage.The accident is not the first involving Mitsui OSK Lines. In 2006, the Bri…


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