Crew Birthday Bash Leads To the ‘Mauritius Oil Spill’ Reveals Investigation

  • A Japanese ship that ran aground on a coral reef off Mauritius may have changed course to get a mobile data signal for a birthday celebration on board, according to investigators from Panama, the country under whose flag the vessel was sailing.
  • The M.V. Wakashio crashed into the coral reef barrier on July 25 and leaked almost 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil into Mauritian waters.
  • The vessel’s captain was taken into custody on Aug. 18 for endangering safe navigation as Mauritian authorities said the...;amp;

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