(Eturbonews) – Mauritius is in a fight for the survival of their much-needed tourism industry. The people of Mauritius showed resilience when strict rules and discipline kept COVID-19 out of the country. This resilience is now tested again.
Mauritius is known for its stunning beaches and relies heavily on tourists for income. It was just announced that tourism will reopen in October when a Japanese freighter registered in Panama spilled 1000 tons of oil off the Mauritian coast.
Thousands of students, environmental activists, and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from a fuel oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef.
The SKAL Club in Mauritius has taken an active role, according to eTurboNews sources.
A quick cleanup is important both environmentally and economically and this is an environmental catastrophe this remote island group had never experienced.
There is help on the way from neighboring Reunion what is a French overseas territory and part of the Vanilla Island Group.
Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will send experts and staffers to investigate a massive oil spill by a vessel it operated off the coast of Mauritius, the company said Sunday, responding to an incident that made headlines around the world and dealt a devastating blow to the local environment