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The spill in Mauritius is likely to be cleaned up in January, the shipowner said



Of the approximately 1,000 tons spilled from the MV Wakashio carrying the Panama flag, all the oil floating in the ocean was recovered, Nagashiki Shipping said in a statement.

Work to remove oil along about 30 km (18.6 miles) of coastline has been proceeding smoothly and will likely be completed by January, it said.

The ship, chartered by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius on July 25 and began to leak oil on August 6.

The oil spill has spread over a large area of ​​endangered coral, affecting fish and other marine life, among which some scientists call the worst ecological disaster on the Indian island. The Ocean.

Nagashiki Shipping also said plans to dismantle the back of the ship will start at the end of December and take several months. The front part was ignited in August according to local government guidelines.


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