Mauritius spill affects fishermen. It seems that the birthday celebration in an oil carrying ship went horribly wrong. At least it became very expensive and quite a big disaster for nature in Mauritius. To date, the area reached by the spilled fuel is between 15 and 20 kilometers. The spillage threatens to cover a large area of the archipelago if the contaminated water is not removed soon. Many international and local organizations are working hard to assemble absorbent barriers. The barriers are made of woven bags that are filled with straw, cane and human hair. The local barbershops have donated hair for the barriers. This shows the urgency of the situation.
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Figure: Arvind Mattadeen (Mauritius 2020) Mauritius Oil spill in 2020
Mauritius oil spill affects many fishermen. The disaster is also economical and affects many fishermen, tourist attractions and vendors for a long time to come. Besides that, the marine ecology is in danger. People have to work hard in order to get the oil spilling to settle down. Mauritius has asked Japan to pay a total of 1.34 billion Mauritian rupees. This is equivalent to around 28.5 million euros. The money will be spent to support the local fishermen community affected by an oil leak from a Japanese ship that ran aground in July 2020.
#Wakashio has been wrecked near the #Mauritian lagoon of Pointe d’Esny for the past 12 days. No visibly concrete actions to stop this.— The Logical Mauritian (@mauritianlogic) August 6, 2020
It is now spilling oil and on the way to become a marine disaster.
HELP!@climate@NatGeo @MarineLife_Aus @oceana @EU_Commission @Anon_Support pic.twitter.com/Px6OdqQ3we
Reference: Mauritius asks Japan for 3.6 bil. yen to help fishermen after oil leak https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/09/a778e0ad7c2e-japan-to-send-3rd-relief-team-to-mauritius-in-response-to-oil-spill.html#:~:text=Mauritius%20has%20requested%20that%20Japan,to%20a%20Mauritian%20government%20document