Japanese ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed annual checks | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil, passed the latest annual inspection in March with no problems, Japan’s ClassNK inspection body said on Tuesday.

The ship, MV Wakashio, is owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.

Mauritius has declared a state of emergency and former colonial ruler France has sent aid in what environmentalists said could be a major ecological crisis.

Japanese ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed annual checks | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide