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Japan to send third relief team to Mauritius in wake of oil spill

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Japan will certainly send off a third relief team to Mauritius on Wednesday to assist the island country’s feedback to an oil leakage from a Japanese truck that ran swamped in July.

The six-member team will certainly assist carry out in-depth examinations of mangroves, reef, wild animals and also salt water high quality to evaluate the influence of the oil leakage, the Environment Ministry claimed.

The team consists of Toyohiko Miyagi, an emeritus teacher at Tohoku Gakuin University, Shuichi Fujiwara, technological therapist at atmosphere preservation working as a consultant company Idea Consultants Inc., and also authorities from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the ministry claimed.

“The Environment Ministry will give full support in responding to a situation that has led to a crisis of biodiversity,” it claimed in a declaration.

The initially relief team, being composed of authorities from the Foreign Ministry, the Japan Coast Guard, and also JICA was sent off from Aug. 10 to Aug. 23 to involve in oil elimination tasks. The 2nd team, sent out Aug. 19, is presently involving in ecological aid, the Foreign Ministry claimed.

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

Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd., the driver of the provider, claimed previously that greater than 1,000 bunches of oil have actually dripped from the vessel.

Mauritius stated a state of ecological emergency situation on Aug. 7, mentioning concerns concerning the influence on threatened pets such as aboriginal wild birds and also sea turtles.


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