A Tanker Stranded Off Mauritius Has Split
The Wakashio tanker, which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius in late July, split into two parts, Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reported, referring to the data of the owner of the ship Nagashiki Shipping Co. Ltd.
Authorities are questioning crew members to determine the cause of the accident.
Wakashio ran aground on July 25. According to Mitsui O. S. K. Lines, approximately 1,000 of the 3,000 tons of fuel fell into the ocean. The rest of the fuel from the tanker was pumped to other vessels.
Because of the accident in Mauritius declared a state of emergency. Prime Minister Aravind Jugnauth has promised to seek damages from Nagashiki Shipping.