Mauritius oil spill: Captain and first officer get 20-month jail terms
28 December 2021 | 1:02 pm
Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar admitted he had been drinking alcohol as cargo ship Wakashio ran aground in July 2020, spilling more than 1,000 tons of fuel into the Indian Ocean.
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Mauritius said almost all oil from a leaking ship off its coast has now been removed. The country will also seek compensation from the owners of the Japanese ship for causing ecological damage.
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A trawler containing 130 tonnes of fuel oil has run aground in Pointe-aux-Sables, near the Mauritian capital Port-Louis. Mauritius experienced one of the worst maritime pollution in its history seven months ago with the grounding of the MV Wakashio, which dumped 1,000 tonnes of fuel in its turquoise waters.
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As the agitation for Ogoniland cleanup continues, a fresh oil spill has occurred in Egbebiri community in Bayelsa state.
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