Mauritius oil spill: Captain of MV Wakashio arrested

MARINE INSIGHT | Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the ship that caused the oil spill on the protected coastline of Mauritius has been arrested on the grounds of endangering safe navigation of a vessel, an offence under maritime laws in Mauritius.

The Indian captain and the chief officer Tilak Ratna Suboda, A Sri Lankan are currently on a provisionary charge, awaiting investigation that begins from tomorrow. The authorities will be questioning all crew members in order to understand what went wrong. They are to appear in court next week, on the 25th of August, 2020.

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