Mauritius Oil Spill

Climate & Environment
Mauritius arrests captain of Japanese ship over oil spill
MV Wakashio
MV Wakashio Credit: Nagashiki Shipping

The authorities of Mauritius arrested Tuesday, the captain of the Japanese vessel MV Wakashio. The ship struck the coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25 and caused a massive oil spill.

Inspector Siva Coothen told Reuters: "We have arrested the captain of the vessel and another member of the crew. After having been heard by the court they have been denied bail and are still in detention."