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Japan to send second relief team to Mauritius in response to oil spill

The federal government stated Monday Japan will certainly send off a second calamity relief team to Mauritius today in response to an oil leakage from a Japanese truck that ran marooned off the Indian Ocean island country last month.

The seven-member team, consisting of authorities from the Environment Ministry and also the National Institute for Environmental Studies, will certainly leave Japan on Wednesday to aid tidy up oil and also aid in understanding the ecological damages of the event, the ministry stated.

The team will certainly be sent off at the demand of Mauritius and also will certainly lug with them things such as sorbents to battle oil splashes, the Japanese Foreign Ministry stated.

The initially relief team, containing authorities from the ministry, the Japan Coast Guard, and also the Japan International Cooperation Agency, has actually been currently in procedure considering that recently.

The Panama-flagged mass provider Wakashio, had by Nagashiki Shipping Co., was bring regarding 3,800 lots of gas oil when it ran marooned on July 25.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., the driver of the vessel, stated previously that greater than 1,000 lots of oil have actually dripped from it.

Mauritius proclaimed a state of ecological emergency situation on Aug. 7, mentioning anxieties of effect on threatened pets such as native wild birds and also sea turtles.

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