Environmental disaster threatens: freighter before Mauritius loses Oil

the coast of The holiday Paradise of Mauritius is an environmental disaster threatens. A freighter should be around two weeks before the island state and have l

Environmental disaster threatens: freighter before Mauritius loses Oil

the coast of The holiday Paradise of Mauritius is an environmental disaster threatens. A freighter should be around two weeks before the island state and have lost Oil, said the Executive Director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, Deborah de Chazal, on the Friday of the German press Agency. So far, about a quarter of the 4,000 tonnes of Oil was run. With fears of an environmental disaster, she said. "We are very concerned about the impact of the Spill on marine and other Ecosystems."

It had already been Locking in place to contain the Oil in the vicinity of the wreck and to protect some important places, such as a nearby marine Park, said de Chazal. There is help from abroad, because Mauritius does not have enough equipment to handle the Spill alone. Also will consider whether the rest of the Oil that could be pumped from the cargo ship, she said.

At a Meeting on Friday, the Ministry of the environment wanted to work with organisations with a Plan, such as the Oil removed could be, reported the local newspaper "L'express". Also volunteers are needed. Also, the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation will help according to their own information.

The Worry about the impact on the environment are great. On the island a number of endangered and vulnerable animals lived. We are also very concerned about the Oil fumes, said de Chazal. Also the mangrove forests along the coast are threatened, as are sea creatures, such as fish, corals, and seabirds.

The cargo ship Wakashio was ran at Pointe d'esny on the East coast of the main island of Mauritius, on the basis, near the town of Mahebourg. How it came to the time of the accident, was initially unclear. According to shipping websites, the freighter went under the flag of Panama and was bound for Tubarao, Brazil.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 16:20

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