MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

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Satellite images show the vessel leaking fuel off Mauritius

The island nation of Mauritius has declared a state of 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…

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