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Africa must not drown in crude oil, warns Oilwatch

Oil spill pollution

Following the incidence of the 1,000-tonne oil spill that occurred in the coastal environment of Mauritius, Oilwatch Africa has warned that African leaders must not allow continent to drown in crude oil. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The warning comes after Mauritius’ Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, declared a state of environmental emergency in Mauritius ...

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Greenpeace warns Mauritius not to sink vessel that caused oil spill

Mauritius spill

Plans by Mauritius to sink part of a broken-up vessel that caused a disastrous oil spill should be shelved, environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, said on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The Mauritius oil spill “Out of all available options, the Mauritian government is choosing the worst one,” said Happy Khambule of Greenpeace Africa. “Sinking this vessel would risk biodiversity and contaminate the ...

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Part of broken-up ship that caused Mauritius oil spill to be sunk

Mauritius spill

The Mauritian government is preparing to sink the largest part of the Japanese vessel that caused a massive oil spill in the island’s waters, after it broke in two at the weekend. The Mauritius oil spill Government adviser, Ken Arian, said this on Monday, August 17, 2020. “The front part, which is the longest and biggest part will be sunk,’’ ...

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Japanese firm says most oil siphoned out of Mauritius ship

Mauritius spill

The company responsible for removal of 3,000 tons of fuel oil from a Japanese ship run aground off the Mauritian coast on Thursday, August 13, 2020 said it was almost complete. The Mauritius oil spill Nagashiki Shipping confirmed that it had removed some 3,000 tons of oil from the ship, which had been transporting about 4,000 tons at the time ...

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Reactions trail oil spill off coast of Mauritius

Mauritius spill

More than 1,000 tons of oil have leaked from a cargo ship and into the biodiversity-rich coastal waters of Mauritius. The leak has grave implications on the habitats and the economy of this Indian Ocean island nation, which relies on fishing and tourism. The Mauritius oil spill According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN entities including UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit ...

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Mauritius facing environmental crisis after oil spill

Mauritius spill

Authorities in Mauritius, on Friday, August 7, 2020 said they were battling with a huge oil spill from a Japanese vessel, off the coast of the popular tourist island. The Mauritius oil spill Photographs from the air showed the oil slick spreading through the turquoise waters off the island. Other images in L’Express newspaper showed blackened beaches and dead marine life. ...

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Mauritius island resort substitutes diesel for solar power

Deux Cocos

Mauritius-based hotel operator, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos (an island resort), off-grid South-East Mauritius. The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. Building ...

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