Ship Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar arrested for Mauritius Oil Spill
Ship Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar arrested for Mauritius Oil Spill

Mauritius: The Japanese ship which leaked 1,000 tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius was broken into two parts. After which now the officials in Mauritius have arrested the Indian captain of the Japanese ship. Further investigation is going on. Police Inspector Sivo Kothen has told that MV Vakashio's Capt. Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, who is from India, has been charged with jeopardizing safe navigation and is kept in custody till the bail hearing next week. The police inspector said that the first officer of the ship was also accused and was about to be caught. Police Inspector Sivo Kothen said that "We are conducting a full investigation and statements of all crew members are being taken".

On 25 July, a cargo vessel MV Vakashio was almost stuck in the southeast part of Mauritius as an ecologically sensitive and prominent tourist destination. A 300-meter-long ship owned by Japan's shipping company Messrs. Okio Maritime Corp had left for Brazil. A huge amount of fuel was found in this vessel. However, after being surrounded by heavy waves, the vessel exploded and on 6 August, the oil spill has started. Out of 4000 tonnes, the crashed ship has leaked 1,000 tonnes of fuel. The remaining 3,000 tons of fuel have already been extracted from the ship. Environmental groups had warned that this would greatly harm the environment.

After the leakage of oil in the vessel of Mauritius, India sent help on the request. A 10-member team of the Indian Coast Guard, skilled in handling the oil spill problem, was also deployed to deal with the crisis. 10,000 high-capacity oil-absorbing pads were also sent with Air Force, which were specially purchased by the Indian Oil Corporation.

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