The devastation of the Mauritius oil spill is still unaddressed

Mauritius is known to most people as a popular holiday destination because of its gorgeous beaches, volcanic rocks, its fragile ecosystems of mangrove forests, coral atolls, underwater coral reefs, seagrass, and historic forts. But in early 2020, the tourism industry – a key sector in the Mauritian economy – was hit hard due to the […]

Two sailors killed as Mauritius oil spill clean-up boats collide

Two crew members from a tugboat involved in cleaning up an oil spill off Mauritius were killed late on Monday when their vessel collided with a barge in bad weather, the island nation’s prime minister said. “It is tragic that we lost two of the tugboat crew, while two others are still missing,” Prime Minister […]

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

Honking and drumming, hundreds of people are protesting in the capital of Mauritius over the government’s handling of an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days. The protesters waved the country’s flag on Saturday and held up signs with messages such as: “You […]

Mauritius says autopsy on dead dolphins finds wounds but no oil

Dead dolphins that washed up in Mauritius near the site of an oil spill have so far been found to have wounds on their bodies but no trace of oil, preliminary autopsy results released on Thursday said. Environmentalists are urgently seeking an explanation for the mysterious deaths of 27 dolphins that washed ashore on Wednesday […]

Calls for probe as dead dolphins wash up near Mauritius oil spill

Greenpeace has called on the government of Mauritius to carry out an “urgent investigation” after several dead dolphins washed up on the island country’s shores, a month after a major oil spill caused by a ship that ran aground. “This is a deeply sad and alarming day for the people of Mauritius,” Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Africa’s […]