August 12, 2020

UN experts arrive in Mauritius to assist in oil spill

Port Louis (Mauritius) (AFP) – A team of United Nations experts arrived on the island nation of Mauritius on Tuesday to aid efforts to prevent an oil spill from further damaging its pristine environment.Salvage crews were in a race against the clock as they pumped fuel from the stricken Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef last month and began leaking oil five days ago.Authorities have warned the boat could split in two at any moment, with cracks in the hull growing larger by day.The inter-agency United Nations team will “support efforts to mitigate impact…

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