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Mauritius: Island country in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the south-east coast of the African continent. It includes the eponymous main island of Mauritius and Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located on Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated. The country spans 2,040 square kilometres (790 sq mi) and has an Exclusive Economic Zone covering 2.3 million square kilometres.

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Thousands protest after Mauritius dolphins deaths [Video]

Thousands protest after Mauritius dolphins deaths

Protesters packed a square in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, on Saturday to demand answers following the death of at least 40 dolphins following a major oil spill. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published
Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins [Video]

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

Leaked fuel from a Japanese tanker fouled protected wetlands area and small island that was bird and wildlife sanctuary.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published
Mauritius: Mother dolphin struggles to save baby [Video]

Mauritius: Mother dolphin struggles to save baby

Video obtained by Reuters shows the last moments of a mother and baby dolphin off Mauritius. At least 40 dead dolphins have washed up this week, following an oil spill. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Mauritius arrests captain of oil spill ship [Video]

Mauritius arrests captain of oil spill ship

Mauritius has arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world's most pristine maritime environments, police said on..

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Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage [Video]

Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage

The ship has spilled more than 1,000 tons of fuel already.View on euronews

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Watch: Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter deployed to tackle Mauritius oil spill [Video]

Watch: Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter deployed to tackle Mauritius oil spill

India has deployed the home made Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter to tackle the Mauritius oil spill. It will extricate oil from a merchant vessel to a tug. The Indian Coast Guard has also sent a..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:15Published
India deploys chopper in Mauritius to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill [Video]

India deploys chopper in Mauritius to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill

Indian-made Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter has been deployed to tackle the Mauritius oil spill to extricate skimmed oil from a merchant vessel to a tug. The oil spill posed a serious threat to two..

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Cargo Ship Leaking Oil Into Environmentally Fragile Lagoon Splits In Two [Video]

Cargo Ship Leaking Oil Into Environmentally Fragile Lagoon Splits In Two

CNN reports a Japanese-owned ship leaking tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius has split apart. The MV Wakashio ran aground at Pointe d'Esny in late July and began leaking tons of oil into a pristine..

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Mauritius oil spill ship breaks apart [Video]

Mauritius oil spill ship breaks apart

The bulk carrier that ran aground in Mauritius, causing a major oil spill, has broken apart authorities said on Saturday. David Doyle reports.

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Ship leaking tonnes of oil off Mauritius splits apart [Video]

Ship leaking tonnes of oil off Mauritius splits apart

Japanese ship struck a reef on July 25 and is believed to have leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters.

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Stranded tanker breaks in two off the coast of Mauritius [Video]

Stranded tanker breaks in two off the coast of Mauritius

The container is leaking tonnes of oil into a protected marine park home to mangrove forests and endangered species.View on euronews

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Mauritius oil spill: volunteers race to save dying wildlife [Video]

Mauritius oil spill: volunteers race to save dying wildlife

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Most oil on damaged ship off Mauritius removed, owner says [Video]

Most oil on damaged ship off Mauritius removed, owner says

Most of the fuel left on a Japanese bulk carrier that has leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil off the Mauritius coast has been pumped off, ship owner Nagashiki Shipping said on Wednesday. Emer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published
Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks [Video]

Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

A Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil passed an annual inspection in March without any problems, Japan's ClassNK..

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Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks up [Video]

Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks up

Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks upView on euronews

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Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill [Video]

Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

The MV Wakashio ship still has more than half of its 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board after running aground off Mauritius last month.

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Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship [Video]

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

Residents of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to createmakeshift oil spill barriers after as tons of fuel leaking from a groundedship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The..

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Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship [Video]

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship

Indian Ocean island nation declares environmental emergency as satellite images show a dark slick spreading in waters.

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'Environmental emergency' declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak [Video]

'Environmental emergency' declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Authorities in Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a bulk carrier that ran aground offshore began spilling tons of fuel into the Indian Ocean.View on euronews

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Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship [Video]

Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship

Thousands of species around the pristine lagoons of Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny and Mahebourg are at risk of drowning in a sea of pollution, Greenpeace warned.

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'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration [Video]

'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building in Port Louis through video conferencing. The new Supreme Court building..

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Japan ship operator to pay over $13 million over Mauritius oil spill

japan ship operator to pay over $13 million over mauritius oil spill
The Japanese operator of a bulk carrier that struck a coral reef and caused a widespread oil spill off the coast of Mauritius said Friday (US time) it will provide 1 billion yen ($13.5 million) to fund..
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Mauritius oil spill: Three clean-up crew die after boat capsizes

The tragedy comes amid rising anger in Mauritius at the government's handling of the July spill.
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Mauritius oil spill: 'We want to protect our island'

Young locals are helping to prevent environmental damage after an oil leak from a ship that ran aground.
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Thousands march in Mauritius over Japanese ship oil spill, dead dolphins

thousands march in mauritius over japanese ship oil spill, dead dolphins
Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested on Saturday in Mauritius over the government's slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of..
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Mauritius oil spill: Thousands march in Port Louis

Massive amounts of oil spilled into a wildlife sanctuary, and 39 dead dolphins have been discovered.
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Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore After Oil Spill Off Mauritius

The deaths have added to growing concern that the spill could be disastrous for Mauritius, a tiny island nation off Africa’s eastern coast that is highly dependent on fishing and tourism.
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‘Heartwrenching’ dolphin deaths in Mauritius oil spill area rise to 40

‘heartwrenching’ dolphin deaths in mauritius oil spill area rise to 40
(Reuters) – At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as a witness described the..
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27 dolphins found dead after massive oil spill in Mauritius

Activists believe the die-off was caused either by the spill itself or the subsequent sinking of the vessel.
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Mauritius oil spill: Dead dolphins found after shipwreck

The discovery of 13 dead dolphins causes much sadness and anger among locals.
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Japanese experts warn oil damage could kill mangroves in Mauritius

japanese experts warn oil damage could kill mangroves in mauritius
A Japanese disaster relief team said Tuesday the oil spilled from a grounded Japanese freighter off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean could kill mangroves if it is not cleaned up soon. The team composed of..
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Mauritius arrests Indian captain of Japanese ship that spilled oil

Authorities in Mauritius have arrested the Indian captain of the Japanese ship that ran aground near Mauritius and spilled 1,000 tons of oil on the Indian Ocean island's protected coastline. Sunil..
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Mauritius oil spill: Satellite images show removal operation

Satellite images capture tug boats trying to remove the broken vessel, which spilled tonnes of oil.
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Mauritius police detain captain of oil spill vessel

mauritius police detain captain of oil spill vessel
Nairobi, Aug 18 (efe-epa).- The captain and second-in-command of a ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius on 25 July, spilling hundreds of tons of oil into the sea in the vicinity of a nature..
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Mauritius oil spill: Bad weather impedes clean-up

Rough seas make it too risky to clear the remaining oil from a ship that ran aground on a coral reef.
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Tanker comes apart, leaving "titanic job" to clean up oil in Mauritius

Bad weather is hampering efforts to extract the remaining oil from the wreck, half of which remains lodged on a once pristine reef.
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India's indigenously-developed Dhruv helicopters helping Mauritius contain oil spill

Dhruv is a utility helicopter designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
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Mauritius Oil Spill: India sends response team; 10,000 oil absorbent pads

The assistance, in response to a request by the Mauritius government, was sent on India Air Force's C17 Globemaster. The equipment includes Ocean Booms, River Booms, Disc Skimmers, Heli Skimmers, Power..
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India sends 30 tonnes of medical equipment, humanitarian aid to Mauritius to contain oil spill

India's move comes as a part of its policy to extend humanitarian assistance and provide disaster relief to its neighbours in the Indian Ocean region and also as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra..
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India sends assistance to Mauritius to help deal with oil spill

India has sent 30 tonnes of technical equipment and material on board an IAF aircraft to Mauritius to help the country contain an oil spill on its pristine south-east coast. A 10-member Indian Coast..
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Mauritius oil spill: Wrecked MV Wakashio breaks up

The MV Wakashio, which spilled more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil off Mauritius, has split apart.
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Japanese ship involved in Mauritius oil spill breaks apart

japanese ship involved in mauritius oil spill breaks apart
A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities said on Saturday. The..
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Japanese team to assist Mauritius with oil spill cleanup

japanese team to assist mauritius with oil spill cleanup
Tokyo - Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Saturday Tokyo planned to send a team of officials from the ministry and other specialists to Mauritius to assess the damage from an oil..
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Explainer: Who pays for Mauritius oil spill and how much?

explainer: who pays for mauritius oil spill and how much?
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and triggering a state of..
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Mauritius oil spill: Are major incidents less frequent?

Oil slicks can lead to major environmental disasters but industry experts say regulations are now much tighter.
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Mauritius says it will seek compensation for devastating oil spill

Owner of grounded ship that spilled 1,000 tons of oil onto pristine coastline has reportedly said it will assess compensation for the disaster.
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Why the Mauritius oil spill is so serious

The location of the Mauritian oil spill means the environmental consequences of the incident could be wide-ranging
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Mauritius oil spill: Rush to pump out oil before ship breaks

The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, and has leaked oil into the ocean.
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Urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near Mauritius

urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near mauritius
In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a renewed oil spill from further..
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Mauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says PM

mauritius must brace for 'worst case scenario' after oil spill, says pm
NAIROBI — A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must still prepare for “a worst case..
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Oil spill prompts environmental state of emergency in Mauritius

Urgent efforts increased in Mauritius to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of the island's once-pristine..
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Mauritius oil spill: Fears vessel may 'break in two' as cracks appear

The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.
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Ship leaking tons of oil in Mauritius is close to splitting apart

"We are in an advanced fracturing process. The bulk carrier does not have much time ahead of it," said one scientist.
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Mauritius struggles to contain oil spill polluting its seas

mauritius struggles to contain oil spill polluting its seas
Police in Mauritius on Sunday prepared to board a grounded ship leaking tonnes of oil into its crystal-clear waters, as clean-up crews confronted a growing ecological disaster on the archipelago's..
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MV Wakashio: Locals in Mauritius try to stop oil spill

MV Wakashio ran aground on coral reef on 25 July and is now leaking oil.
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India exploring avenues to help Mauritius deal with oil spill

Indian Oil (Mauritius) Ltd has already positioned a barge at the site to extend any assistance which may be needed in evacuating fuel oil from the vessel.
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Satellite images show oil spill disaster unfolding in Mauritius

Desperate efforts are underway to contain an oil spill polluting the archipelago's iconic reefs and protected ecosystems.
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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel
JOHANNESBURG — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime..
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MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.
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India, Mauritius partnership to soar even higher in coming years: PM Modi

"It was in Mauritius that I had first spoken about India's vision of 'SAGAR - Security and Growth for All in the Region'. This is because Mauritius is at the heart of India's approach to the Indian..
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Happy to support Mauritius in its efforts to manage Covid-19: PM Modi

"First of all, I congratulate the Government and people of Mauritius for effective management of the COVID-19 global pandemic. I am happy that India was able to support this effort through timely..
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India's development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius at Port Louis.
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PM Modi to virtually inaugurate new Supreme Court buidling in Mauritius on July 30

Modi will jointly inaugurate with his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on Thursday, July 30. The building has been constructed with Indian grant..
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India, with 12 nations, leads initiative at UN to counter misinformation on Covid-19

On the initiative by Australia, Chile, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Senegal and South Africa, a total of 132 member states endorsed a cross-regional..
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Mission Sagar: India sends INS Kesari with medical teams, food to Indian Ocean countries

India on Sunday dispatched INS Kesari, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, medicines and essential food items, to countries in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the govt's 'Mission..
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India sends medical assistance to five friendly nations

"Responding to their requests for assistance in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, India has sent Indian Naval Ship Kesari to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board..
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India sending hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries

India is in the process of supplying anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 coronavirus-hit countries as grants as well as on commercial basis, official sources said on Thursday. A number of..
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Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa

Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back.
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