Sept. 30, 2020

Oil Transport: A Slippery Problem

Oil Transport: A Slippery Problem

On July 25, 2020, the MV Wakashio, a large bulk carrier vessel carrying about 4,000 tonnes of oil, ran aground on a coral reef near the coast of the island of Mauritius. On August 6, the vessel began leaking oil, resulting in considerable ecological damage. Join LCC grade 11 students Marieke, Savini and Edouard as they discuss the consequences of this event. They are joined by their classmate, Madelèine, who has a special connection to the island and its people.

Episode Image is a creative commons photo from the International Marine Organization. 

Donate now to help preserve the Mauritian wildlife: www.mauritian-wildlife.org/ourfunders

More on the oil spill: www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/21/mauritius-oil-spill-crews-prepare-to-sink-ship-despite-opposition

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