In Mauritius, authorities are warning that the stricken Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio could split in two at any moment, with cracks in the hull growing larger by day. The vessel ran aground on a coral reef last month and began leaking oil last week.
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Local volunteers try to stop oil from spreading as damaged Japanese bulk carrier ship MV ‘Wakashio’ could fall apart after running aground on a reef off near Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The carrier’s damaged tank has stopped leaking, according to reports. However, nearly 2,000 tons of oil still remain in the undamaged tanks.
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