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Japanese ship involved in Mauritius oil spill breaks apart

A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground, is seen off the coast of Mauritius, August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO/via REUTERS

A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground, is seen off the coast of Mauritius, August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO/via REUTERS

A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground, is seen off the coast of Mauritius, August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO/via REUTERS
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A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground is seen August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO /via REUTERS

A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground is seen August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO /via REUTERS

A part of the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio which ran aground is seen August 21, 2020. MOBILISATION NATIONALE WAKASHIO /via REUTERS
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Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the MV Wakashio, leaves from the courtroom after he was arrested and charged under the piracy and maritime violence act in Port Louis, Mauritius August 18, 2020. Defimedia Group/Handout via REUTERS

Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the MV Wakashio, leaves from the courtroom after he was arrested and charged under the piracy and maritime violence act in Port Louis, Mauritius August 18, 2020. Defimedia Group/Handout via REUTERS

Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the MV Wakashio, leaves from the courtroom after he was arrested and charged under the piracy and maritime violence act in Port Louis, Mauritius August 18, 2020. Defimedia Group/Handout via REUTERS
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A satellite image shows tug boats and the broken-up MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef causing an oil spill, off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius in this mid-August handout. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows tug boats and the broken-up MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef causing an oil spill, off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius in this mid-August handout. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows tug boats and the broken-up MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef causing an oil spill, off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius in this mid-August handout. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after the MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS

A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after the MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS

A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after the MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS
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A satellite image shows the broken-up Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius August 15, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows the broken-up Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius August 15, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

A satellite image shows the broken-up Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio off the coast of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius August 15, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS

A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS

A coastline near Bois Des Amourettes is seen after Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio struck a coral reef causing an oil spill, in Mauritius, August 18, 2020. Picture obtained by REUTERS
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The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio after it broke apart, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 16. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio after it broke apart, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 16. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio after it broke apart, at the Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 16. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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The Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio as it begins to break apart in a satellite image, August 15.   Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

The Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio as it begins to break apart in a satellite image, August 15. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

The Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio as it begins to break apart in a satellite image, August 15. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, is pictured at the Riviere des Creoles, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, is pictured at the Riviere des Creoles, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, is pictured at the Riviere des Creoles, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A volunteer cleans oil spilled from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Antoine

A volunteer cleans oil spilled from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Antoine

A volunteer cleans oil spilled from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Antoine
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A researcher holds a Bojer's skink lizard, a species endemic to Mauritius, recovered from a protected nature reserve on an island in the region of the oil spill, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A researcher holds a Bojer's skink lizard, a species endemic to Mauritius, recovered from a protected nature reserve on an island in the region of the oil spill, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A researcher holds a Bojer's skink lizard, a species endemic to Mauritius, recovered from a protected nature reserve on an island in the region of the oil spill, August 13. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. French Army command/via REUTERS

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. French Army command/via REUTERS

The bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. French Army command/via REUTERS
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A starfish is seen in the Indian Ocean water near the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12.   REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A starfish is seen in the Indian Ocean water near the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A starfish is seen in the Indian Ocean water near the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 12. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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The MV Wakashio in a satellite image, August 12.     ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

The MV Wakashio in a satellite image, August 12. ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

The MV Wakashio in a satellite image, August 12. ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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A dead eel is seen floating following an oil leakage from the MV Wakashio on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead eel is seen floating following an oil leakage from the MV Wakashio on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead eel is seen floating following an oil leakage from the MV Wakashio on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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Spilled oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Spilled oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Spilled oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice
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A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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Volunteers clean leaked oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Volunteers clean leaked oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Volunteers clean leaked oil from the MV Wakashio at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice
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The MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11.   French Army command/via REUTERS

The MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. French Army command/via REUTERS

The MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. French Army command/via REUTERS
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Barrels of leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio are seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Barrels of leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio are seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

Barrels of leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio are seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice
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A drone image shows fishermen on a boat as they volunteer near the area where the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio ran aground at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A drone image shows fishermen on a boat as they volunteer near the area where the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio ran aground at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A drone image shows fishermen on a boat as they volunteer near the area where the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio ran aground at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A bucket with leaked oil is seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

A bucket with leaked oil is seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice

A bucket with leaked oil is seen at the Mahebourg Waterfront in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Sumeet Mudhoo/L'Express Maurice
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A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, in this handout image obtained August 10, 2020. French Army command/Handout via REUTERS

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, in this handout image obtained August 10, 2020. French Army command/Handout via REUTERS

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, in this handout image obtained August 10, 2020. French Army command/Handout via REUTERS
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A satellite image shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio and its oil spill after it ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, August 7, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio and its oil spill after it ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, August 7, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio and its oil spill after it ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, August 7, 2020. Satellite image 2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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A drone image shows materials prepared by volunteers to handle leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Riviere des Creoles, on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A drone image shows materials prepared by volunteers to handle leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Riviere des Creoles, on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A drone image shows materials prepared by volunteers to handle leaked oil from the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio at the Riviere des Creoles, on the Mahebourg waterfront, Mauritius, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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