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International Update Volume 50, Issue 25

ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO MAURITIAN OIL SPILL CATASTROPHE

The captain of the MV Wakashio, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, was arrested in Mauritius on August 18 on the charge of endangering safe navigation. This charge comes following an incident on July 25 during which the Japanese-owned ship, carrying some 4,000 tons of oil, ran aground into a coral reef just off Mauritius’ coast (New York Times, BBC).