Webinar 5 GI WACAF: The responder’s toolbox: part 2 – shoreline response techniques

The GI WACAF organize its fifth webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 under the theme: The responder’s toolbox: part 2 – shoreline response techniques. Once a pollution occurs, response becomes the priority. Responding to a marine oil spill with the adequate response techniques is paramount to ensure the best possible protection of the marine environment and coastal communities. This live webinar […]

3rd GI WACAF Webinar : “Oil spill contingency planning, perspectives from the private sector and national authorities”

The GI WACAF is hosting its third webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, entitled “Oil spill contingency planning, perspectives from the private sector and national authorities”. This live webinar will be dedicated to oil spill contingency planning and will present the key aspects of contingency planning in preparedness and response to oil spills from different […]

Oil Spill Control: IMO Supports Mauritius

Following the oil spill of MV Wakashio, which ran aground on 25 July off Pointe d’Esny, on the south-eastern coast of Mauritius, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Environment Unit have jointly deployed an oil spill response expert. Due […]

Mauritius, shipwreck of the MV Wakashio: Chronology of events

On July 25, 2020, the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier MV Wakashio, carrying 200 tonnes of diesel and 3,800 tonnes of fuel, grounded on Pointe d’Esny Reef, Mauritius. The ship Wakashio of the Okiyo Maritime Corporation/ Nagashiki Shipping Co.Ltd had left China for Brazil, with the last port of call, Singapore. On Thursday, August 6, 2020, the […]