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Stricken ship in the lend a hand of oil spill sunk off Mauritius

Stricken ship in the lend a hand of oil spill sunk off Mauritius

Science and Nature
The broken stem of a Japanese-owned ship which ran aground causing a devastating oil spill in pristine waters off Mauritius, has been efficiently sunk in the launch ocean, the national disaster committee said Monday. The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on July 25 and began leaking oil two weeks later, prompting a mosey in opposition to the clock to pump the full gasoline off the majority provider sooner than it broke in two. The operation modified into a hit and two tugboats final week began towing the larger, forward piece of the vessel some 15 kilometres (nine miles) out into the launch ocean, where it has been sunk to a depth of three,180 metres. The smaller piece stays wedged on the reef where the shipwreck took place. "The planned ...