Mauritius Oil Spill

Islanders have joined together in an effort to contain an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil that leaked into the waters surrounding the picturesque nation off Africa’s eastern coast.

The MV Wakashio, believed to have been carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July.


Locals are making absorbent barriers of straw stuffed into fabric sacks in an attempt to contain and absorb the oil.

Mauritius is home to world-renowned coral reefs, and tourism is a crucial part of its economy.

Looks like political sabotage

Corona and this oil spill is a double blow to Mauritius. The country is highly dependant on tourism. Why was the ship so close to shore?

In today’s world nothing happens by chance

They will be paid billions in damages.

the beach is ruined

who will be paid?
after how long ?

the foolish politicians will just squander the billions. the rule should be an international body takes charge of the cleanup and funds/damages