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Old 09-08-2020, 10:16   #1
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Mauritus - oil spill disaster - run aground ship breaking up

Sad news, an oil spill disaster is unfolding in Mauritius.

The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef July 25 on a reef and was carrying nearly 4,000 tons of fuel. This is the country's first oil spill, he said, adding that perhaps no one expected the ship to break apart. For days, residents peered out at the precariously tilted ship as a salvage team arrived and began to work, but ocean waves kept battering the ship.

Heavy winds are expected to push the oil slick even farther along the mainland's shore. A Mauritius Meteorological Services forecast for Sunday has advised that seas will be rough with swells beyond the reefs and "ventures in the open seas are not advised." The starboard side bunker tank of the vessel has been breached.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mauriti...ellite-images/
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:32   #2
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Re: Mauritus - oil spill disaster - run aground ship breaking up

Looking at the images, it may have been that the boat was driven ashore intentionally.


Look at the early images where she is stuck bow-in. Now on the recent ones she is trapped by her stern.


They are trying to pump off as much as they can but it is the windward shore and the sea is rougjish there so you cannot drive close by with another tanker.


Hard spot.


"Good news" it is mostly clean raw oil.


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Re: Mauritus - oil spill disaster - run aground ship breaking up

BBC video.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53713391
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