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Ship that oozed oil off Mauritius coast splits in two

by on August 16, 2020 0
A ship that has leaked more than 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters off the Mauritius coast has split into two, its Japanese operator said Sunday. The bulk carrier MK Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the southeastern coast of Mauritius on July 25 and began oozing oil more than a... Read More

India sends team to Mauritius to tackle oil spill

by on August 16, 2020 0
India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialists to Mauritius to help local authorities deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill from a Japanese ship, a government official said on Sunday. A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about... Read More

US says Iran forces boarded ship in international waters

by on August 13, 2020 0
The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Wila was eventually released by Iranian forces near the Strait of Hormuz. The United States military said Iranian forces boarded a civilian vessel in international waters in the Gulf. The US Central Command released a grainy black-and-white video on Twitter showing a helicopter near a large ship. “Today in international... Read More

Italy, Malta reject 52 migrants stranded on animal cargo ship

by on July 6, 2020 0
Captain of Lebanese cargo ship carrying 52 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean says food and water are running out.  Lebanese cargo ship carrying 52 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean has been denied access to Italy and Malta, forcing its captain to accommodate the stranded people in the vessel’s dirty cattle cages. “I am running... Read More

First Iranian oil tanker reaches Venezuela despite U.S. threat

by on May 24, 2020 0
The first of five Iranian oil tankers reached Venezuelan waters late on Saturday to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch, despite a warning from the US. The oil tanker Fortune entered Venezuela’s exclusive economic zone at around 7.40 pm local time on Saturday (Sunday 0140 UTC), without facing any immediate signs of... Read More