Japan is sending a team to investigate the grounding of the Mauritius ship


Japan said on Friday it would send a five-member team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the coast of the country, sparking an environmental crisis.

Japan is sending a team to investigate the grounding of the Mauritius ship


A large number of carriers chartered by the Japanese navigator and Mitsui OSK ran aground on a rock during the Mauritius era on July 25 and later began dumping oil into ancient waters around the Indian Ocean Island.

The Japanese government said in a statement that it would send a five-member team to Mauritius on September 20.

Japan had earlier told Mauritius it would offer "extraordinary scale" of cooperation.

Panamanian-flagged MV Wakashio began spraying fuel on August 6, urging the Mauritian government to declare a state of environmental emergency. The captain and another crewmember have been arrested by Mauritius police.

Scientists say the full effect of the magazine is still being felt’ but its damage could affect Mauritius and its tourism-dependent economy for decades to come.

Mitsui OSK said last week that it would contribute about 1 billion yen (9. 9.4 million) to help Mauritius.


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