MV Wakashio: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Image copyright Maxar/EPA Image caption Satellite images show the vessel leaking fuel off Mauritius The island nation of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean. MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July and its crew was evacuated. But the large bulk carrier has since begun leaking tons of fuel into the surrounding waters. France has pledged support and the ship’s …