Mauritius say oil leaking from the bulk carrierChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
The island of Mauritius is facing an environmental catastrophe after oil began leaking from a grounded vessel.
Mauritius Bulk carrier Wakashio
The ship had no payload at the time but was carrying over 200 tonnes of diesel and more than 3,800 tonnes of low sulfur bunker fuel oil.
The bulk carrier began to breach, releasing some of the bunker fuel.
Boom is in place to prevent the oil from spreading but all efforts to stabilise the vessel and pump up the oil failed so far due to bad weather conditions. ■