Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

Mike Schuler

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July 27, 2020

The MV Wakashio marooned off Point d’Ensy, Mauritius.

Update: Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio

A big mass service provider has actually run marooned on an Indian Ocean coral reef off Mauritius.

The Panama- flagged MV Wakashio was underway from China to Brazil when it ran marooned Saturday evening off Pointe d’esny on Mauritius’ south-eastern shore throughout a trip from China to Brazil.

At 203,130 deadweight tonnes, the 300-meter MV Wakashio is identified as a huge capesize mass service provider. The vessel, nonetheless, remains in ballast and also not bring any type of freight.

Reports claim the neighborhood Coast Guard tried to call the ship prior to it ran marooned.

The MV Wakashio was integrated in 2007 by Universal Shipbuilding in Kawasaki,Japan It is handled by Nagashiki Shipping.

Overflight video clip reveals the vessel strongly marooned along a coral reef a couple of hundred meters from coast.

According to neighborhood records, authorities are making strategies to refloat the vessel. No significant contamination has actually been reported so far.

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