Mauritius oil spill

Japan ship operator to pay $9M over Mauritius oil spill

The environmental disaster began on July 25 when the ship MV Wakashio strayed off course and struck a coral reef a mile (1.6 kilometers) offshore.

published on : 11th September 2020

India sends technical equipment, personnel to Mauritius to contain oil spill

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius in late July and leaked hundreds of tonnes of oil in the environmentally sensitive region days later.

published on : 16th August 2020

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

The MV Wakashio has spilled 1,000 tons of its cargo of 4,000 tonnes of oil into the sea, fouling the coastline of Mauritius, including a protected wetlands area.

published on : 12th August 2020