“Almost all the fuel oil from the Japanese-owned ship that has caused a huge oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped out, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has said. The operation had been a race against time, he added, amid fears that the MV Wakashio would break up”

Huge cracks have appeared in MV Wakashio, the stricken ship that has caused a huge oil spill in Mauritius, prompting fears the ship will break up. While almost all the remaining fuel on the vessel has now been successfully pumped out, according to Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, some fuel still remains on board. The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, operated by Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines, struck a reef on the southeastern shores of Mauritius on July 25. Fuel began leaking from the vessel on August 6. Read the full article here.

Here’s what you can do right now:

Donate, right here.

As we are now facing the worst-case scenario in regard to the shipwreck of the MV WAKASHIO, Eco-Sud a local NGO will be collecting funds for all expenses linked to the cleaning and protection of the lagoon during this crisis.

As we are still in the early stages of the oil spill, the funds collected will also potentially be used for post-crisis expenses such as:

  • Monitoring the impact of the oil spill on marine life.
  • Potential research and studies of the marine life affected by the oil spill.
  • Fund conservation projects.
  • Any legal actions that might be considered as well.

All expenditures and activities will be reported in full transparency.

Note: CrowdFund.mu is offering its platform and service free of charge as a gesture of support toward this ecological disaster.

Please note that this environmental crisis won’t be solved anytime soon. What matters apart from financial support, is the mobilization of each and everyone one of us. Many citizens have already started to mobilize in order to help this crisis. This campaign also calls for mobilization and we hope that every citizen who can, will join forces with the various support groups that are already in place in order to minimize the impact of this environmental crisis.

Who are we?

Eco-Sud is an environmental NGO created by the citizens of Blue Bay-Mahébourg over 20 years ago in order to protect the environment and the biodiversity of Mauritius for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Our main program Lagon Bleu aims to restore and preserve the ecological and biological integrity of the Blue Bay and Pointe d’Esny regions in close collaboration with the local community.

We are also at the forefront of discussions and actions aimed at raising awareness of local environmental issues, offering alternative solutions and preventing projects that threaten the environment.

Through these various activities, Eco-Sud aims to promote a balance between economic, social development and environmental protection.

We are regularly communicating on the FaceBook Group of the Association, here and the FaceBook Page of ECo-Sud, right here.

Fri 14th Aug, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

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