Owner of ship behind Mauritius oil spill pledges to face up to liability

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nagashiki Shipping, owner of the vessel behind a major oil spill off Mauritius, said on Thursday it felt its responsibility acutely and intends to take steps towards assessing compensation. The ship, MV Wakashio, is owned by Nagashiki and chartered by Mitsui OSK Lines . The vessel has leaked about 1,000 tonnes of oil since striking a reef and running aground off the Indian Ocean island's southeast coast on July 25.

Reuters August 14, 2020 00:10:43 IST
Owner of ship behind Mauritius oil spill pledges to face up to liability

Owner of ship behind Mauritius oil spill pledges to face up to liability

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nagashiki Shipping, owner of the vessel behind a major oil spill off Mauritius, said on Thursday it felt its responsibility acutely and intends to take steps towards assessing compensation.

The ship, MV Wakashio, is owned by Nagashiki and chartered by Mitsui OSK Lines <9104.T>.

The vessel has leaked about 1,000 tonnes of oil since striking a reef and running aground off the Indian Ocean island's southeast coast on July 25.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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