Maritime New Zealand issued a “Marine Oil Spill Readiness and Response Strategy” in order to promote safely and securely clean waters.
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.
An oil slick was reported near a burning tanker off Sri Lanka. Before this development, officials had warned that help was necessary, in case the vessel started spilling oil.
In light of the MV Wakashio grounding and the major oil spill that has brought in late July, Japanese government announced that will provide its financial support.
Following the MV Wakashio sinking a month ago, approximately 40 dead dolphins were found on the coast of Mauritius, growing concern whether the oil spill was to blame, as Reuters reported.
In light of the MV Wakashio grounding and government’s decision to sink the front part of the vessel, Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace Japan argued that this plan would risk biodiversity.
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.
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.
Bad weather conditions worsened Mauritius’ efforts to contain an oil spill from a bulk carrier, with experts noting that the vessel may cause huge damage to the country’s coastal waters and marine wildlife.
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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