India has sent help to Mauritius facing environmental crisis due to oil spill from Japanese ship. India has sent 30 tons of equipment and materials as well as a special team from the Air Force aircraft to prevent the spill of oil in the sea. The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that this 10-member team of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) specializes in preventing oil spills. Mauritius sought help from India to deal with the situation. The Foreign Ministry said that on request from Mauritius, India sent immediate help to stop the oil spill.
Special team sent to help
The Ministry of External Affairs said that the help that has been sent includes the team of experts along with the equipment. This decision to send help has been taken in the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision Sagar (Security and Growth for All in the Region). Under this, India helps its neighbors in the Indian Ocean in difficult times. The Ministry has said that the emergency assistance reflects deep ties between India and Mauritius. It also shows India’s commitment to help the people of Mauritius in difficult times.
Japanese oil ship crashed
Japan’s oil ship MV Vakashio collided with a coral reef near the southeast coast of Mauritius on 25 July. The collision caused cracks at the bottom of the ship and was causing oil to leak. Gradually the cracks progressed and on Saturday the ship broke into two. This ship was loaded with four thousand tons of oil, out of which one thousand tons of oil had already been washed into the sea. A large amount of oil has been extracted from the ship, but there is still about nine hundred tons of oil left in it.
Environmental emergency in mauritius
Prime Minister Pravind Jagannath of the African country of Mauritius, declared it a serious threat to the country, declared an environmental emergency and sought help from the international place. The accident threatens to cause great damage to the tourism industry of Mauritius, which is already undergoing a crisis due to Corona. The area where oil is flowing is home to rare species of marine animals including turtles.
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