Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters
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Mauritius oil spill: human hair, leaves used to make booms to stem slick from Japanese ship

  • Mauritius has warned of a ‘worst-case scenario’ if the Japanese-owned MV Wakashio breaks up and more oil leaks into the Indian Ocean
  • Anxious Mauritians are making booms out of sugar cane leaves, plastic bottles and donated hair, which absorbs oil

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Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers prepare to handle leaked oil from the Japanese-owned bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, on the Mahebourg waterfront in Mauritius. Photo: Reuters
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