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Oil Cleanup Continues on Mauritian Coast as Liability Probed

  • Japan P&I investigating insurance coverage for shipowner
  • MOL may be ordered by local court to pay environmental damages
People scoop leaked oil near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on Aug. 9, 2020.
People scoop leaked oil near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on Aug. 9, 2020.
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The oil cleanup from a leaking cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident.

The incident has befouled the white-sand beaches of the Mauritian coast and left the Indian Ocean island nation facing widespread pollution. Its economy, which relies heavily on tourism, is already reeling from the coronavirus fallout and may be further affected by the spill.