Oil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: APOil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: AP
Oil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: AP

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill, as Japanese shipowner apologises

  • The bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground off the Indian Ocean island two weeks ago and is polluting the turquoise waters at Blue Bay marine park
  • Mauritius has appealed to France for help, while Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping said it would do what it can to pump out the remaining oil on the ship

Topic |   Environment
Oil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: APOil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: AP
Oil is seen leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island has appealed for help to contain the spill. Photo: AP
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