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Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, captain of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, is seen outside the courthouse in Port Louis Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020. Nandeshwar who is from India, was charged with

Mauritius arrests captain of Japanese ship that spilled oil

Aug. 18, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Mauritius have arrested the captain of the Japanese ship that ran aground on a coral reef and spilled 1,000 tons of oil on the Indian Ocean island's protected coastline. Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, captain of the MV Wakashio and who is from India, was charged with...

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius, Sunday Aug. 16, 2020. The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off this Indian Ocean island nation has split apart, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters. (AP Photo/ Sumeet Mudhoo-L'express Maurice)

Mauritius copes with split Japanese ship that spilled oil

Aug. 17, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Work began Monday to remove the two pieces of a grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil into the protected coast of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius and broke apart. Tug boats will pull the bow — the smaller part of the shipwrecked MV Wakashio — out to...