Japanese ship travelling to Brazil splits in half leaking around 1000 tons of oil in Indian Ocean

The gigantic payload transport ship spilling fuel into the ocean close to the island of Mauritius for over seven days split down the middle on Saturday. The greater part of the rest of the oil on the Japanese ship have gone into the water off the shore of the island in the Indian Ocean.

1,000 tons of oil had just spilled from the MV Wakashio since August. The cargo, which was venturing to Brazil, had started to break in the days after it hit a reef in July. Volunteers had gathered by the thousands to make oil boundaries along the shore before the ship broke into two.