The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio crew. The seafarers have been held by Mauritian authorities for over a year now. The bulk carrier, owned by Japan’s Nagashiki...
A trawler carrying 130 tonnes of fuel oil ran aground off the coast of Mauritius on 7 March. It is the second time in about seven months that the island faces a shipping accident that threatens its shores with serious pollution. The Chinese-flagged ship ran aground on...
‘I was not responsible, because I was drunk and had handed over command to my first mate.’ That was the defence of the captain who, on 25 July last year, ran the huge ore carrier Wakashio into a reef off the island of Mauritius. Mauritius Court of Inquiry...
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