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Wakashio owner blames crew’s ‘Lack of Awareness’ for ship disaster

Cargo ship. Stern sinking in water

REUTERS, DECEMBER 18, 2020 TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping said on Friday the grounding of one of its large bulk carriers that caused an ecological disaster in Mauritius was due to a lack of safety awareness and a failure to follow rules as it pledged better training and oversight. The findings were assumptions based on interviews with crew members, …

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Devastating Spill a Very Serious Problem for Oil

Cargo ship broken in two.

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 24, 2020 “This latest accident is another loud call for a shift to less polluting ship fuels.” By Julian Lee (Bloomberg Opinion) –Don’t dismiss the leak of oil from the MV Wakashio that ran aground last month on a reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius so quickly. The volume lost may seem tiny, but its location, mixed with …

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Mauritius Oil Spill Latest Developments: MV Wakashio Captain Arrested

Bow of ship being towed. Stern seen behind it broken off.

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef, Pointe d’Esny, on 25 July while carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, causing an ecological emergency. LONDON – BBC is reporting that the Captain of the MV Wakashio has been arrested. Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, a 58-year-old Indian man, has been charged with endangering safe navigation, police said. …

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Japanese ship involved in Mauritius oil spill breaks apart

Cargo ship. Damaged. Taking on water.

REUTERS, AUGUST 15, 2020 (Reuters) – A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities said on Saturday. The condition of the MV Wakashio was worsening early on Saturday and it split by the afternoon, the Mauritius National Crisis Committee said. …

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Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship’s oil spill

Volunteers make oil-blocking buoys from straw for replacement of existing ones that have become heavy with oil after a bulk carrier spill in Mauritius

REUTERS, AUGUST 10, 2020 NAIROBI (Reuters) – Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company and operated by Mitsui OSK Line, began oozing fuel into turquoise sea waters last …

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PHOTOS: Mauritius Declares Emergency as Ship Spills Fuel Into Pristine Waters

Ship leaking oil

PortandTerminal.com, August 8, 2020 Johannesburg, South Africa — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel into its pristine waters. Satellite images from Friday show a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas that the government …

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