Official statements

from the Government of Mauritius

Mauritius Government’s statements regarding the oil spill

Press Release – Environmental Monitoring

 Press Release Environmental Monitoring following shipwreck of MV Wakashio Vessel Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Following the grounding of the MV Wakashio on Saturday 25 July 2020 at around 19.30 hours, the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and...

Press Release August 24 2020

Press Release UPDATE ON WAKASHIO VESSEL AS AT 4PM ON MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2020 The planned sinking of the stem (forward) section of the casualty has been completed and at around 3.30pm was no longer visible on the sea surface. There is no more diesel oil on the aft...

Press Release August 23 2020

 Press Release UPDATE ON WAKASHIO VESSEL AS AT NOON ON SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2020 The Chief Salvage Master reported that the planned sinking of the stem (forward) section of the casualty is continuing at a relatively low pace due to rough sea conditions and that, salvers...

Press Release August 22 2020

Press Release UPDATE ON WAKASHIO VESSEL AS AT NOON ON SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2020 1. The planned sinking of the stem (forward) section of the casualty had to be temporarily stopped during the night due to rough sea conditions. The Chief Salvage Master is also initiating...

Press Release August 21 2020

Press Release UPDATE ON WAKASHIO VESSEL AS AT 5PM ON FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2020 The planned sinking of the stem (forward) section of the casualty has already started as at August 21, 2020. This operation should normally take 24 hours before its complete immersion into the...

Press Release 19 August 2020

 Press Release UPDATE ON WAKASHIO VESSEL AS AT 6PM ON WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 18, 2020 The National Crisis Committee has validated the recommendations of the Technical Committee chaired by the Director of Shipping with regard to: a) The scuttling position which has taken...

Statement by the Minister

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER (Sitting of Tuesday 18 August 2020) Mr Speaker Sir, I wish to make a Statement on the situation regarding the grounding of MV Wakashio and the oil spill which occurred on 06 August 2020. The House will agree with me that this event is an...

Our "Thank you!"

Time is not on our side, but a lot of people and organizations are!

There are too many to list, but for now, we'd like to specially acknowledge the volunteers helping with the clean-up efforts and data gathering, as well as: Planet Labs Inc., Ursa Space Systems, ICEYE, and Allen Coral Atlas for helping with satellite imagery and scientific information as well as Forbes, for supporting the coverage of the situation and efforts.

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