Ship owner says will handle Mauritius oil spill compensation ‘sincerely’

France 24 | Aug 14, 2020 at 12:58 PM
  • The Japanese owner of a cargo ship that leaked massive amounts of oil after running aground off Mauritius has pledged to “sincerely” respond to requests for compensation over damage to the marine environment.
  • The “ecological crisis” was beyond the scope of the tiny Indian Ocean nation’s capabilities, Jugnauth added, and he appealed for urgent international help.
  • Police have launched an investigation into the spill and have seized the ship’s black box, log book and other items as part of their inquiries.