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US News Oil spill in Mauritius: Mitsui OSK Lines has already been involved in several accidents

17:30  12 august  2020
17:30  12 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The accident is not the first involving Mitsui OSK Lines . In 2006, the Bright Artemis crude oil tanker operated by the firm suffered damage while attempting to The company has been involved in other smaller accidents , including in 2013, when a container ship it operated sank in the Indian Ocean.

Locals in Mauritius have taken oil spill containment into their own hands by making sugar pulp According to Mitsui OSK Lines , the company that owns the vessel, some 1000 tons of oil have How to tackle oil spills . The method for tackling oil spills depends on several factors, including the type

Un baril de pétrole qui s'est échappé du vraquier Wakashio, appartenant à la société japonaise Mitsui OSK Lines, mais battant pavillon panaméen, qui s'est échoué sur un récif face à l’île Maurice. © REUTERS / Sumeet Mudhoo / L'Express Maurice A barrel of oil that has escaped from the bulk carrier Wakashio, belonging to the Japanese company Mitsui OSK Lines , but flying the Panamanian flag, which ran aground on a reef facing Mauritius.

The Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines, one of whose ships ran aground in Mauritius causing an oil spill, has already been involved in several accidents, including an oil spill in the Indian Ocean in 2006. The bulk carrier that 'It operates hit a reef in the south-east of Mauritius on July 25. It is estimated that a thousand tonnes of fuel oil and diesel have been spilled at sea.

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Large cracks have reportedly appeared in the hull of a cargo ship leaking oil in Mauritius , prompting the prime The Mauritius coast guard and several police units are also at the site in the south-east of the island. Mitsui OSK Lines , the operator of the ship, said on Sunday it had tried to place its own

The accident is not the first involving Mitsui OSK Lines . In 2006, the Bright Artemis crude oil tanker operated by the firm suffered damage while attempting to The company has been involved in other smaller accidents , including in 2013, when a container ship it operated sank in the Indian Ocean.

With our correspondent in Tokyo,

The Japanese company Mitsui OSK Lines has already experienced other accidents. In 2006, the Bright Artemis tanker she was operating was damaged in the Indian Ocean causing 4,500 tonnes of crude to leak far from the coast. The Bright Artemis was attempting to rescue the crew of another ship.

In 2013, a Mitsui OSK Lines container ship was also wrecked in the Indian Ocean.

As for its bulk carrier Wakashio which ran aground in Mauritius, the Japanese company declares today that almost all of the fuel oil still present on board has been recovered.

This cargo vessel is owned by another Japanese company, Nagashiki Shipping established in Wakayama in western Japan. Its bulk carrier had successfully passed its annual inspection last March.

The Mitsui OSK Lines shipping company has a long history, almost a century and a half. It is owned by the Mitsui conglomerate which operates 740 ships worldwide and employs over 1,000 people.

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© Fabien Dubessay / AFP The Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio stranded on a reef on the coast of Mauritius broke in two on August 15, 2020. July 25 last, the Wakashio bulk carrier carrying fuel oil and heavy oil, struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius. On Saturday August 15, the wreck of the Japanese ship shattered in two, spilling hundreds of liters of oil into Mauritian waters. Several states have offered to help combat marine pollution.

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