Further disaster averted: Oil from havariertem freighter before Mauritius pumped out

the island of Mauritius seems to have been a further environmental disaster: forces managed on Wednesday, the remaining fuel from the Tanks of the coast grounde

Further disaster averted: Oil from havariertem freighter before Mauritius pumped out

the island of Mauritius seems to have been a further environmental disaster: forces managed on Wednesday, the remaining fuel from the Tanks of the coast grounded freighter door. "It was a race against time," said the head of the government of the island state, Pravind Jugnauth. He praised the "excellent work" of the relief workers, the "have prevented another oil Leak".

The Japanese cargo ship "Wakashio", sailing under the flag of Panama, was on 25. July run with around 4000 tons of fuel on Board on a reef off the Southeast coast of the holiday Paradise up. More than 1000 tons of fuel from occurred due to a leak and threatened two conservation areas in the immediate vicinity. Thousands of volunteers from all the island inhabitants were, therefore, in use, to clean the white beaches of the dark Oil slick.

100 tonnes of Oil on Board

According to Jugnauth, the calm weather helped with the pumping and prevented, first, that the 300-metre-long freighter broke apart. The break-up was, however, "inevitable", warned the Prime Minister. According to him, 100 tons of Oil, which is not stored in the Tanks are still on Board the ship.

The rescue crews had used helicopters to transport the Oil to Land. Strong winds and rough seas, had the salvage operations hampered, and the spilled Oil over large sections of the coast of Mauritius are distributed.

The island nation in the Indian ocean is known for its picturesque beaches famous. He is highly dependent on its coastal areas, not only because of the fishing, but also because the coral reefs are among the most beautiful in the world and many tourists.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 19:19

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