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France helping Mauritius over MV Wakashio oil spill accident

France helping Mauritius over MV Wakashio oil spill accident

FRANCE is sending a military plane and a naval boat to Mauritius to help the government deal with the oil spill caused by the MV Wakashio accident, said the French defence ministry has announced. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck a reef on Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25. Fuel started leaking from the cracked vessel last week and officials and environmentalists say the incident risks becoming an ecological disaster. The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean has apologised. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck…
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Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak

Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak

THE operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologised on Sunday for a major oil spill which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck the reef on Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25. Fuel started leaking from the cracked vessel on Thursday. "We apologise profusely and deeply for the great trouble we have caused," Akihiko Ono, executive vice president of Mitsui OSK Lines said at a new conference in Tokyo. He added that the company would "do everything in their power…
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