3 Dead In Mauritius As Wakashio Support Vessel Sinks In Coral Lagoon Towing Oil Barge

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with the latest developments. Update: overnight reports had initially indicated the oil barge had sunk. Video taken by local fishermen on 1 September morning revealed the oil barge drifting unattached along the coast of Mauritius. There was no satellite anti-collision tracking transponder on the oil barge. On 1 September 2020, 4 members of the tugboat crew had been rescued, 3 members had been confirmed dead and 1 is still 1 missing. In an incredible new development overnight on Monday 31 August, a major operation is underway in Mauritius as a barge carrying oil from the stricken Japanese iron-ore vessel The Wakashio collided with a tug boat p

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