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1978-2020: List of major oil spills

Following the recent major oil spill in Mauritius, when the Panamanian-flagged ship Wakashio grounded, Reuters gathered in a list major oil spills that took place through the years.

Mauritius police authorities arrest MV Wakashio captain

Following the “MV Wakashio” grounding incident, which spilled approximately 1.000 tonnes off Mauritius, region’s police authorities arrested the bulk carrier’s captain for endangering the safe navigation of a vessel, an offense under Mauritian maritime laws.

Watch: MV Wakashio breaks in two off Mauritius coast

Following the Japanese bulk carrier’s “MV Wakashio” grounding off the Mauritius coast on 25 July, region’s authorities informed that the vessel has now broken apart, spilling even more oil into the sea.

Australia increases fines for pollution accidents

Shipowners, charterers, masters, operators need to be in caution of increased liabilities for fines being introduced in Australia, in addition to any pollution clean-up costs and damage claims.

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