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Bad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius (2)

Aug. 7, 2020, 12:19 PM

Bad weather hindered efforts to contain an oil spill from a bulk carrier off the southeastern coast of Mauritius that experts say may cause huge damage to the country’s coastal waters and marine wildlife.

The National Coast Guard and Polyeco, an environment services company, are trying to contain the leakage from the Panama-flagged MV Wakashio, which ran aground two miles off the coast on July 25. The French island of Reunion is assisting the country to clean up the spill while other international and regional organizations have been asked to help.

The oil spill on the reef near Pointe d’Esny ...