Heavy oil spill off the coast of Mauritius “Difficult work” Support team August 15 5:43

A team of Japanese experts, who started support activities locally after a large amount of heavy oil spilled from a cargo ship operated by Mitsui OSK Lines off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, interviewed and removed heavy oil stranded on a mangrove forest. Is difficult and it is not possible to determine how long it will take in the future.

On the 25th of the local time last month, a Japanese expert team that will investigate the situation of the oil spill after the accident that a cargo ship operated by MOL stranded a large amount of heavy oil by stranded off the coast of Mauritius from 12th Started.

Only 14 days after the start of the activities, members of a team of experts had a local interview on the Internet and explained the situation of damage.

Among them, a member who inspected the area around the site said, ``When I actually went by myself, the oil was also drifting about 10 kilometers north of the stranded ship,'' and the damage was widespread. did.

Also, regarding the hull remaining at the site, "The damage is progressing overall. Since we are riding up, the water depth is 10 meters or less, and it is quite difficult to remove it."

He added, ``It is difficult to approach mangrove forests from the land in the complex forests where heavy oil is adrift, but it is difficult to determine how much time it will take to remove them at this stage. ..