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The Japanese freighter stranded in Mauritius is split into two parts during the cleaning maneuvers

The freighter ‘MV Wakashio’ of the Japanese company Nagashiki Shipping, which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius at the end of July, split into two parts during the maneuvers this Saturday to remove the ship, which began to empty its fuel that Friday back into the sea, although the cleaning process is currently not at risk.

“Most of the ship that stuck out of the lagoon will be washed into the open sea,” said Sok Appadu, spokesman for the island’s transport ministry in the Indian Ocean (east of Madagascar).

“The other half, which includes the engine and fuel tanks, is insured and stabilized, and we are taking steps to prevent further spills,” he added in a statement to Bloomberg.

The Japanese freighter stranded in Mauritius is split into two parts during the cleaning maneuvers
The Japanese freighter stranded in Mauritius is split into two parts during the cleaning maneuvers

As the authorities previously stated, the spilled oil would come from the engine room, from which it could not be removed due to the risk of suffocation.

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