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.
#SAGAR Policy at work.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 16, 2020
To assist Mauritius in its ongoing #oilspill containment & salvage operations, an IAF aircraft has just landed in Port Louis with 30T of specialized equipment along with a 10-member Technical Response Team from @IndiaCoastGuard pic.twitter.com/muRYOy6mOp