Fishing vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 588 ran ashore on Sunday, March 7, 2021, about 10 kilometers from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. The following day, Mauritius mobilized and deployed coast guards and armed forces to rescue the stranded vessel.
MAURITIUS — More than 1,000 tonnes of oil have devastated the island’s famed crystal blue lagoons and white-sand beaches. Mangrove forests have been damaged by currents carrying oil slicks. Volunteers are scrambling to control the spill and unclog the coastline,