The MV Wakashio ran aground and caused oil leakage near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 11, 2020. Photo: AFP
The MV Wakashio ran aground and caused oil leakage near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 11, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Mauritius oil spill: Ship captain was partying as vessel sank and caused Indian Ocean region’s worst environmental disaster

  • ‘I had consumed alcohol in moderation’, said Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, captain of the Japanese-owned MV Wakashio
  • The carrier was sailing from Singapore to Brazil when it ran aground in July 2020, spilling more than 1,000 tonnes of toxic fuel into the pristine waters of Mauritius

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The MV Wakashio ran aground and caused oil leakage near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 11, 2020. Photo: AFP
The MV Wakashio ran aground and caused oil leakage near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 11, 2020. Photo: AFP
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