Mauritius has arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine maritime environments, police said on Tuesday.
“We have arrested the captain of the vessel and another member of the crew. After having been heard by the court they have been denied bail and are still in detention,” Inspector Siva Coothen told Reuters. – Thomson Reuters Foundation.
A drone footage showing the extent of the oil spill in Mauritius by the bulk carrier, MV Wakashio.— BTS Mauritius⁷ (@BTSMauritius) August 10, 2020
Here’s a (regulary updated) carrd with more in-depth information and several links on how to help, please spread 🙏🏼: https://t.co/8HHKN5F4QZpic.twitter.com/djHjRFzx7N
To think that this horrific oil spill was caused by crew of MV Wakashio celebrating a birthday, wanting a WiFi SIGNAL & sailing dangerously close to shore off Mauritius, running aground on a coral reef. The sort of damage that lasts forever. Humans are BAD for this planet. pic.twitter.com/ruitC8QNYc— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 17, 2020