Japan offers unprecedented support to Mauritius following oil spillage

Japan has told Mauritius it would offer support on an “unprecedented scale”, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday, after a Japanese-owned ship struck a coral reef off the country’s southeast coast in late July and spilled oil. Motegi was speaking to reporters after a phone call with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. “A sense… Read More Japan offers unprecedented support to Mauritius following oil spillage

Thousands protest in Mauritius over death of dolphins

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the Mauritius capital Port Louis on Saturday to demand an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least 40 dolphins that have been found near the site of the spill. Environmentalists have called for an investigation into whether the dolphins died as… Read More Thousands protest in Mauritius over death of dolphins

Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as witnesses described the deaths of one mother dolphin and her baby. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the… Read More Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

India sends team to help tackle oil spillage in Mauritius

India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialists to Mauritius to help local authorities deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill from a Japanese ship, a government official said on Sunday. A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about 1,000… Read More India sends team to help tackle oil spillage in Mauritius

Ship involved in Mauritius oil spillage breaks apart

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. “At… Read More Ship involved in Mauritius oil spillage breaks apart

Oil spillage spread killing sea life around Mauritius

Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island’s most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil. The ship, MV Wakashio, owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, struck a coral… Read More Oil spillage spread killing sea life around Mauritius

Mauritius declares environmental emergency following oil spillage from leaking ship

Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company, struck the reef on Mauritius’ southeast coast… Read More Mauritius declares environmental emergency following oil spillage from leaking ship