August 14, 2020

Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

Port Louis (Mauritius) (AFP) – A fresh streak of oil spilled Friday from a ship stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius, threatening further ecological devastation as demands mount for answers as to why the vessel had come so close to shore.The Japanese-owned MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on July 25 and a week later began leaking over 1,000 tonnes of oil into a protected marine park boasting mangrove forests and endangered species.¬†Mauritius declared an unprecedented environmental emergency last week.¬†France and Japan have responded to the Indian Ocean island’s call for h…


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