Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

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The island nation of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean.

MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated.

But the large bulk carrier has since begun leaking tons of fuel into the surrounding waters…

Read Full Article, BBC News (08-08-2020)

WATCH VIDEO: France offers aid as Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from grounded ship; France 24, Youtube (08-08-2020)
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday to send teams and equipment to help Mauritius deal with an oil spill that environmentalists fear could be a major ecological disaster…

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