Merchant ship Mitsui Freighter Stranded off Mauritius Massive oil spill August 8 at 7:51
In late July, a large freighter from Mitsui OSK Lines, a major shipping company in Japan, stranded ashore off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and satellite images of the site revealed that a large amount of oil was flowing around. MOL will cooperate with the relevant authorities.
On the 26th of last month, a freighter "WAKASHIO" operated by MOL, a major shipping company, ran aground off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation of the Indian Ocean, on the way from China to Brazil via Singapore.
According to Mitsui OSK's announcement on the 7th, when the rescue work was in progress on the spot, it was confirmed that the fuel oil had leaked from the cargo ship on the 6th, which had a huge impact on the sea area. ..
According to satellite images taken by the American satellite company "Maxar Technologies", a large amount of black oil spilled from a grounded cargo ship and the surrounding sea area is blackened.
Tourism in Mauritius is one of the major industries that sells rich nature, and the Government of Mauritius called on the United Nations for urgent assistance, such as dispatching experts and equipment.
"WASHASHIO" is a large bulk carrier with a total length of about 300 meters, and MOL says "in cooperation with relevant authorities, we will do our utmost to resolve the situation quickly."