A merchant vessel’s captain who was imprisoned in Mauritius for 16 months after his ship ran aground and resulted in an oil spill has come back to India after his release.
The captain of MV Wakashio, the vessel that ran into a coral reef, causing an extensive oil spillage has been sentenced to imprisonment for 20 months.
The captain along with the first officer of a vessel, which unfortunately ran aground on the coral reefs of Mauritius, has been charged guilty as they endangered safe navigation.
The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a year.
Japan will be sending an accident investigation team to Mauritius to look into the cause of oil spill by Japanese Bulk Carrier MV Wakashio off the coast of Indian Ocean after it ran aground hitting the coral reefs.
Japanese Bulk Carrier MV Wakashio owned by MOL caused huge amount of oil spill due to running aground on a coral reef offshore of Pointe d’Esny, south of Mauritius.
The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), through a delegation of experts in maritime accidents relocated to Mauritius, collaborates with the investigation of the accident of the Panamanian flag ship Wakashio, which is still in the data collection phase.
The tugboat which was working on the site of the Wakashio disaster collided with an oil barge which it was supposed to be towing
Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the ship that caused the oil spill on the protected coastline of Mauritius has been arrested on the grounds of endangering safe navigation of a vessel, an offence under maritime laws in Mauritius.