The Daily Telegraph
India sends team to help with Mauritius oil spill
India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialists to Mauritius to help deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill, a government official said.
A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and triggering a state of “environmental emergency”.
The carrier split on Saturday, and the oil spill spread over a vast area of endangered corals, fish and marine life in what some scientists said was the country’s worst ecological disaster.