Mauritius braces for split of oil-oozing ship off coast

Port Louis, Mauritius (AFP) Aug 15, 2020
A ship that has leaked more than 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters off the Mauritius coast appeared to be breaking apart Saturday. The Japanese-owned MV Wakashio struck the reef on July 25 and began oozing oil one week later, threatening a protected marine park boasting mangrove forests and endangered species. Mauritius declared an environmental emergency last week, and salvage crew
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