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World The bulk carrier stranded in Mauritius broke in two, "endangered species in immediate danger"

15:00  17 august  2020
15:00  17 august  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

  Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated.

Two individuals in a population of clownfish attempting to use the same anemone as habitat. In a salt marsh, a fish eats decaying material from around the base of Spartina grass plants. A snail scrapes algae from the stalks of the Spartinagrass. These species can coexist because they have which of

-Dividing a resource between two or more co-existing species (species that live together), so that the niche of each species differs slightly. Endangered Species . In immediate danger of extirpation or extinction Vulnerable to natural events or human activities.

The government implicated

The government of Mauritius has been accused of negligence, the population of this tourist island wondering why so little had been made between when the "MV Wakashio" ran aground and the appearance of the leak.

The Prime Minister felt that no error had been made and refused to apologize.

When biodiversity is in danger, there is an urgent need to act. France is there. Alongside the people of Mauritius. You… https://t.co/178gPuwYlW

—EmmanuelMacron (@Emmanuel Macron)

The government has also announced that it will seek compensation from the owner and the insurer of the ship, for the damage caused by fuel oil and for the cost of cleaning the coasts. Nagashiki Shipping said it was "deeply aware of (its) responsibilities" and promised to respond "sincerely" to requests for compensation.

Japan experts head to Mauritius for oil spill clean-up .
A new team of Japanese experts headed to Mauritius on Wednesday with special oil-absorbent materials to help the clean-up of tonnes of oil that leaked from a Japanese-owned ship. "The oil leak from the stranded ship has caused severe damage to the people of Mauritius, the economy of which largely relies on tourism and the beautiful ocean," environment ministry official Yukihiro Haisa told reporters before the departure. "I am terribly"The oil leak from the stranded ship has caused severe damage to the people of Mauritius, the economy of which largely relies on tourism and the beautiful ocean," environment ministry official Yukihiro Haisa told reporters before the departure.

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