Large bulk carrier runs aground in Mauritius

GCAPTAIN | A large bulk carrier has run aground on an Indian Ocean reef off Mauritius.

The Panama-flagged MV Wakashio was underway from China to Brazil when it ran aground Saturday night off Pointe d’esny on Mauritius’ south-eastern coast during a voyage from China to Brazil.

At 203,130 deadweight tonnes, the 300-meter MV Wakashio is classified as a large capesize bulk carrier. The vessel, however, is in ballast and not carrying any cargo.

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