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The Japanese freighter stranded off the coast of Mauritius spills oil into the sea again

August 14, 2020

The cargo ship of the Japanese company Nagashiki Shipping, which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius at the end of July, spilled oil into the sea again this Friday, according to sources close to the cleaning teams deployed in the region.

As they have explained, the spilled oil would come from the engine room, from which it could not be removed due to the risk of suffocation. According to the newspaper ‘The Japan Times’, the workers of the Japanese company managed to remove a large part of the fuel remaining in the ship, which ran aground with around 4,000 tons of crude oil on board.

With this in mind, the company estimates that there are around 100 tons left in the ship, most of which are in the hold. This would be the fuel that is now being dumped into the sea due to the impact of the waves and the impossibility of extraction and cleaning operations.

The Japanese freighter stranded off the coast of Mauritius spills oil into the sea againThe Japanese freighter stranded off the coast of Mauritius spills oil into the sea again

This Friday, the company that owns the Wakashio freighter said it was open to indemnify the country for a spill that stained 1,000 tons of crude oil and has insisted “in good faith” on the matter negotiate.

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