India Sends Team To Mauritius To Assist In Oil Spill

India has sent a 10-member technical response team and technical equipment to Mauritius to assist local authorities deal with an environmental crisis after an oil spill from a Japanese ship.

An Indian Air Force aircraft landed in Port Louis with 30 Tonnes of specialized equipment along with a 10-member team of Indian coast guard personnel trained in oil spill containment measures.

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef on 25 July with 4,000 tonnes of the fuel, causing an ecological emergency.

“SAGAR Policy at work. To assist Mauritius in its ongoing oils pill containment & salvage operations, an IAF aircraft has just landed in Port Louis with 30T of specialized equipment,” tweeted Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.

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