Oil spill: the freighter apart, broken in front of Mauritius

prior to the Mauritius, wrecked cargo ship "Wakashio" is apparently broken apart. An environmental expert and a local news portal reported on Saturday. The 30

Oil spill: the freighter apart, broken in front of Mauritius

prior to the Mauritius, wrecked cargo ship "Wakashio" is apparently broken apart. An environmental expert and a local news portal reported on Saturday. The 300-metre-long Japanese ship was launched about three weeks ago, on a coral reef due to. After a Tank was ripped, streamed more than 1000 tons of fuel in the lagoon in front of Pointe d'esny. The government is calling it the worst ecological Disaster that has experienced the holiday Paradise has ever been.

Now, the front part of the ship should be towed slowly, said Alain Donat from the shipping Ministry, according to the news portal "lemauricien". The Plan was to sink it for at least 1000 kilometers away from the coast. The rear part is intended to remain on the reef.

environmental state of emergency call

The independent environmental consultant Sunil Korwarkasing confirmed to the German press Agency, citing drone pictures that the ship is broken into two parts.

on Friday Oil could not be pumped into the ship. In a race against time, a helicopter between the freighter and the coast, were flown since the early Saturday - and-forth, to bring additional Oil from the ship. On Saturday, it was unclear how many still on the freighter was. On Thursday the owner, Nagashiki Shipping had reported that almost the entire remaining had been brought 3000 tons of Oil from the ship.

Mauritius had to call last week an environmental state of emergency. However, the authorities have been accused of, to have to slowly traded. The environmental organisation Greenpeace is calling for an investigation of the accident. It is unclear why the ship was so close to the reef and why it lasted three days, until the authorities arrived at the scene.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 15:19

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