Volunteers clean up oil from the MV Wakashio washing up on a beach in Mauritius. Photo: EPA
Volunteers clean up oil from the MV Wakashio washing up on a beach in Mauritius. Photo: EPA
Japan

Japanese ship leaking tonnes of oil into Indian Ocean after running aground near Mauritius

  • The MV Wakashio was en route from China to Brazil when it ran aground on a coral reef near a protected lagoon late last month
  • Cracks in the hull were detected a few days ago. Now one-quarter of the oil on board has escaped, threatening ecological disaster

Volunteers clean up oil from the MV Wakashio washing up on a beach in Mauritius. Photo: EPA
Volunteers clean up oil from the MV Wakashio washing up on a beach in Mauritius. Photo: EPA
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