Updated on August 9, 2020, 1:16 PM Eastern Time
The wrecked ship is leaking large amounts of diesel and engine oil into the Indian Ocean, and the island of Mauritius is facing an environmental emergency.
According to local media reports and environmentalists, the ship ran aground at Pointe d̵
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth declared a state of environmental emergency on August 7.
The veteran sports organization Happy Cambru said: “Thousands of species around the pristine lagoons of Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esni and Mahébourg are in danger of being drowned in the polluted ocean. The economy, food security and health have had dire consequences.” Manager of Greenpeace Africa.