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Mauritius extracts the remaining oil from the freighter stranded in its waters in order to minimize environmental damage

August 10, 2020

The Mauritian authorities have begun extracting the remaining oil from the Japanese cargo ship that ran aground off the island in the Indian Ocean last month in an attempt to minimize the environmental damage caused by a spill that left 1,000 tons of fuel on it left the island. Zone.

The Japanese company that owns the ship, Nagashiki Shipping, said in a statement that two tankers and several helicopters were used to stop the spillage of the cargo ship ‘MV Wakashio’, which was carrying 4,000 tons of crude oil.

Aerial photography has shown that the oil slick extends into the turquoise waters that surround the island. Other pictures in the local newspaper L’Express showed blackened beaches and dead marine life.

Mauritius extracts the remaining oil from the freighter stranded in its waters in order to minimize environmental damageMauritius extracts the remaining oil from the freighter stranded in its waters in order to minimize environmental damage

Due to the inability to get the ship afloat due to poor sea conditions, authorities on Sunday raised the possibility of collecting as much fuel as possible with the help of a team of Japanese experts who have already traveled to the region.

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