Mauritius oil spill: Authorities say almost all oil removed from damaged ship

In this edition, authorities in Mauritius say most of the remaining oil from a Japanese ship that ran aground has been pumped. Over 1,000 tons of oil had already leaked into the ocean, causing devastating environmental damage. Also, opposition leaders in Zimbabwe say they were snubbed by South African envoys sent to quell tensions over rights … Read more Mauritius oil spill: Authorities say almost all oil removed from damaged ship

Fears over Mauritius tourism industry after spill

Tourist operators in Mauritius, already reeling from the global shutdown, fear that an oil spill from a Japanese ship will further damage their businesses and could potentially cost jobs if their pristine beaches are spoiled. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Fears over Mauritius tourism industry after spill

Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

A Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil passed an annual inspection in March without any problems, Japan’s ClassNK inspection body said on Tuesday. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

Japanese firm behind Mauritius oil spill ‘involved in several smaller incidents’

France 24 reports that the company responsible for an oil spill in Mauritius has also been “involved in several smaller incidents”. The Japanese firm that operates a ship leaking fuel off the coast of Mauritius has been involved in accidents before, including a 2006 oil spill in the Indian Ocean. France 24 YouTube Channel

Japanese ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

A Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil passed an annual inspection in March without any problems, Japan’s ClassNK inspection body said. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Japanese ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

Saving the ocean | Mauritian volunteers join efforts to stop oil spread from damaged cargo ship

Local volunteers try to stop oil from spreading as damaged Japanese bulk carrier ship MV ‘Wakashio’ could fall apart after running aground on a reef off near Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The carrier’s damaged tank has stopped leaking, according to reports. However, nearly 2,000 tons of oil still remain in the undamaged tanks. Subscribe to RT! … Read more Saving the ocean | Mauritian volunteers join efforts to stop oil spread from damaged cargo ship

Mauritians use hair to mop up oil spill

Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their beaches. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest … Read more Mauritians use hair to mop up oil spill

Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may ‘break in two’ as cracks appear

A stranded Japanese ship off the coast of Mauritius has leaked about 1,000 tons of crude oil into the island’s once-pristine waters, destroying its coral reefs and polluting its ecosystem. Urgent efforts have been intensified to empty the vessel before it succumbs to high winds and waves, splitting in two. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may ‘break in two’ as cracks appear

Mayflower replica ship returns home after £8.6 million restoration

The Mayflower II, a replica of the 17th-century ship Mayflower, which transported the first Pilgrims from England to North America in 1620, returned after a three-year restoration on Monday to the port of Plymouth, Massachusetts, the same place where settlers arrived 400 years ago. There had been plans for a celebratory tour of the ship to mark the 400th … Read more Mayflower replica ship returns home after £8.6 million restoration

Mauritius oil spill: Initial oil leak stops, but prepared for worst, says officials

In Mauritius, the prime minister says oil has stopped leaking from a damaged tank on a Japanese ship but the vessel still has 2,000 tons of oil in two other undamaged tanks. At least 1,000 tons of oil were estimated to have leaked so far, and officials are preparing for the worst as cracks on … Read more Mauritius oil spill: Initial oil leak stops, but prepared for worst, says officials

Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

A grounded bulk carrier that has leaked oil into the Indian Ocean and blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart entirely, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said. “Based on reports from the salvage master and his expert team, there are several cracks which continued to develop. These cracks unfortunately … Read more Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

The MV Wakashio ship still has more than half of its 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board after running aground off Mauritius last month. A state of emergency has been declared because of the threat of catastrophic damage to coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. According to the country’s prime minister, the ship is breaking … Read more Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

WHO to ship supplies to Lebanon

The World Health Organization said on Monday (August 10) it will send protective equipment worth 1.7 million U.S. dollars and other medical and humanitarian support to Beirut in the aftermath of the blast that devastated the Lebanese capital. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more WHO to ship supplies to Lebanon

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill as concerns grow damaged ship could break up

The island nation of Mauritius is facing an environmental crisis after a huge container ship ran aground and started to leak oil into an area home to some of the finest coral reefs in the world. Efforts to pump oil out of the ship have failed, and now there are fears that the carrier could … Read more Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill as concerns grow damaged ship could break up

Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The grounded bulk carrier that blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart … Read more Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens