Thursday, January 5, 2023

Mauritian Government’s Burying of Wakashio Grounding Report Angers Islanders

The government of Mauritius is being accused of resorting to “totalitarianism” over its decision not to publish its investigation report into the

January 5, 2023
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Monday, July 25, 2022

Mauritians Take Wakashio Oil Spill Battle to Island’s Supreme Court

Nearly 1,700 seafarers and inhabitants of Mauritius who have been adversely impacted by the Wakaship oil spill will file a lawsuit against Okiyo Maritime Corp.

July 25, 2022
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wakashio’s Stern Dismantled in Mauritius

The aft-part of the Panamanian-flagged ore carrier Wakashio has been disassembled in Mauritius.  By Vel Moonien in Mauritius  The MV Wakashio will now soon

January 12, 2022
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Monday, December 27, 2021

Wakashio Captain, Chief Mate to Be Released from Mauritius Jail After Sentencing

The captain and first officer of the MV Wakashio are set to be released from custody in Mauritius following their sentencing Monday. Having already spent 16

December 27, 2021
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Wakashio Captain, Chief Mate Sentenced Over Mauritius Shipwreck

The former Captain and Chief Mate of the MV Wakashio have been sentenced to 20 months in prison over the 2020 shipwreck, amounting to time served. By Kamlesh

December 27, 2021
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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Wakashio’s Captain, Chief Mate Plead Guilty Over Grounding

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius The time of reckoning has come in the Wakashio shipwreck. Seventeen months after the MV Wakashio grounded on the reefs of Pointe

December 22, 2021
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Monday, November 22, 2021

Wakashio’s Owner Limits Liability Over Grounding as Wreck Removal Continues

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Okiyo Maritime Corp, the Japanese company which owns the MV Wakashio, filed a motion before the Supreme Court of Mauritius

November 22, 2021
Total Views: 2816

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Wakashio Captain Involved in Alleged Prison Escape

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius After thirteen months on remand, the captain of the “MV Wakashio” has allegedly attempted an escape, Mauritius Prison

August 31, 2021
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Friday, August 20, 2021

Dismantling of Wakashio’s Stern Postponed to September

The operation should have been completed in March, but was impeded due to adverse weather conditions.   By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Adverse weather

August 20, 2021
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1668

Monday, June 28, 2021

MOL Launches Charitable Trust in Mauritius After Wakashio Grounding

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has established a charitable trust in Mauritius, pending the launch of a MOL Japanese Foundation, to

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1992

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mauritius’ Top Court Denies Bail to Wakashio Captain; Master to Remain in Jail Pending Trial

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius Mauritius’ Supreme Court rejected a appeal for the release on bail of the captain of the ill-fated Wakashio, siding instead

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 4117

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Mauritius Coast Guard Watch Officer Comes Under Fire in Wakashio Grounding Investigation

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius, A Mauritius Coast Guard watch officer has come under fire in the investigation into last year’s grounding of the Wakashio

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 7874

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Chinese Fishing Vessel Refloated in Mauritius

The Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground over the weekend on Mauritius’ western reefs has been successfully refloated, authorities said Thursday. The

March 11, 2021
Total Views: 3539

Monday, March 8, 2021

Chinese Fishing Vessel Aground in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius (gCaptain) – Eight months after the Wakashio incident, a Chinese long liner has now ended up on the reefs off

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 4551

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

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 4543

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

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 16658

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wakashio’s Stern Removal Kicks Off in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius – Six months after the scuttling of the Wakashio’s bow, the dismantling of the stern has finally kicked off in Pointe

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 8098

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

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 5596

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Year In Review – Top Maritime Stories of 2020

What a year! With 2020 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the maritime stories that continued to make headlines all year long. IMO 2020 The

December 29, 2020
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