Oil Spills

September 2020International NewsAfrica2020

Ship Crashes and Sinks in Mauritius, Spills Oil into Coral Reef

On July 25, MV Wakashio, a Japanese ship, hit a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius, a small island nation in the Indian Ocean, on its way to Brazil, according to The Washington Post. Six days later, oil began spilling into the Mahebourg Lagoon, resulting in the spillage of approximately 1,000 tons of oil into the Indian Ocean.

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