Thursday, March 11, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Wakashio Captain Seeks Bail in Mauritius’ Top Court
By Vel Moonien in Mauritius (gCaptain) – The captain of the ill-fated ore carrier Wakashio is turning to Mauritius’ Supreme Court for bail as he awaits trial over his role...
Monday, February 22, 2021
Wakashio Captain Confirms He Navigated Close to Shore to Pick Up Cell Signal, But Blames Chief Officer for Grounding
By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – The captain of the ill-fated bulk carrier M/V Wakashio told a Mauritius court that he navigated the ship closer to land to allow his...
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
MOL Rejects ‘Seriously Flawed’ Forbes Report on Wakashio Grounding
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has responded to a recent Forbes article about the Wakashio grounding that the Japanese shipping line says is misleading and seriously flawed. The Forbes article, titled...
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
MOL Releases Internal Investigation Report on MV Wakashio Accident
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has released new details about the July grounding of the bulk carrier Wakashio in Mauritius and has detailed measures it’s taking to prevent the type of...
Wakashio Owner Blames Grounding on Crew’s ‘Lack of Awareness’
TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping said on Friday the grounding of one of its large bulk carriers that caused an ecological disaster in Mauritius was due to a lack...
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Challenging Assumptions Around the MV Wakashio Grounding
By Dr Ryan Lloyd, Head Of Research And Development at Geollect – On Sunday 25th July 2020, the Panama-flagged Japanese-owned MV Wakashio was involved in an incident on the south-east coast...
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Wakashio’s Stern Removal Expected to Be Completed by Spring as Contract Awarded
A contract to remove the stern of the Wakashio has been awarded in Mauritius as the salvage and clean-up continues more than three months after the ship grounded. The contract...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Dark Story: Harvard Economist Explains Why Captains Are Arrested When Oil Is Spilled
In the opening scene to the movie All the Presidents Men, the most famous whistleblower in history (Deep Throat) gives Washington Post investigative journalist Bob Woodward some critical advice “Follow...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Japan Sending Team to Mauritius to Probe Wakashio Grounding
TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Japan said on Friday it will send a five-person team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the country’s coast that...
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Mauritians Protest ‘Failed’ Government Response to Wakashio Oil Spill
By Kamlesh Bhuckory (Bloomberg) — Tens of thousands took to the streets in the southeastern region of Mauritius to show discontent over the handling of the nation’s worst-ever environmental disaster...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Wakashio Charterer Mitsui OSK Lines to Contribute $9.4 Million to Recovery Fund
By Yuka Obayashi and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd said on Friday it would spend about 1 billion yen ($9.42 million) on measures...
Thursday, September 10, 2020
IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts
by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...
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