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Mauritius: Volunteers try to stop oil spread as damaged cargo ship might fall apart02:48

Mauritius: Volunteers try to stop oil spread as damaged cargo ship might fall apart

Mauritius, Pointe d'Esny
August 11, 2020 at 03:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Volunteers joined efforts to stop the spread of an oil spill from the Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio run aground on a reef off Mauritius coast, Pointe d'Esny, Monday.

Local volunteers were using straw to make floating booms to stop the oil spill from spreading. Conservationists reported that wildlife had already been damaged by the oil spill.

According to reports, the damaged tank has stopped leaking, however, 2000 tonnes still remain in the undamaged tanks. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth was quoted today as saying that cracks have been noticed in the ship's hull which might cause the whole ship to fall apart.

More than 1,000 tonnes of oil are considered to have leaked into the waters surrounding the island nation. The Mauritius government declared an environmental emergency on Saturday.

Mauritius: Volunteers try to stop oil spread as damaged cargo ship might fall apart02:48
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Volunteers joined efforts to stop the spread of an oil spill from the Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio run aground on a reef off Mauritius coast, Pointe d'Esny, Monday.

Local volunteers were using straw to make floating booms to stop the oil spill from spreading. Conservationists reported that wildlife had already been damaged by the oil spill.

According to reports, the damaged tank has stopped leaking, however, 2000 tonnes still remain in the undamaged tanks. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth was quoted today as saying that cracks have been noticed in the ship's hull which might cause the whole ship to fall apart.

More than 1,000 tonnes of oil are considered to have leaked into the waters surrounding the island nation. The Mauritius government declared an environmental emergency on Saturday.

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