The Indian Ocean faces an environmental disaster that has slowly been unfolding.
A Japanese tanker ran aground off Mauritius two weeks ago, and it continuously has been spilling petrol into the sea. However, to exacerbate the situation, the tanker has started to break apart.
Vikash Tatayah, a Conservation Director for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, has called for an in-depth investigation.
” It started leaking oil up to twelve days and 400 tons of oil has leaked into the sea, causing a major environmental disaster,” Tatayah stated. “After 400 tons have leaked out, the threat is that a lot more oil, probably over 2000, or probably 3000 tons of oil, is about to leak out unless the authorities can pump the oil out, and the ship is actually breaking into 2 pieces.”