Japan Sends Officials to Assist Mauritius Oil Spill Response

(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies)

(Satellite photo © 2020 Maxar Technologies)

Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi claimed on Saturday Tokyo intended to send out a group of atmosphere ministry authorities as well as professionals to Mauritius quickly to react to the oil spill.

A Japanese mass service provider struck a reef off Mauritius on July 25, spilling concerning 1,000 tonnes of gas oil as well as causing a state of “environmental emergency” in what some researchers call the nation’s worst environmental catastrophe.

The ship, MV Wakashio, is possessed by Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping as well as hired by Mitsui OSK Lines.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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