France helps Mauritius in MV Wakashio oil spill accident

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PARIS (Reuters) – France is sending a military plane and a navy boat to Mauritius to help the government deal with the oil spill caused by the MV Wakashio crash, the French Defense Ministry said on Monday.The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck a reef on the southeast coast of Mauritius on July 25. Fuel started leaking from the cracked ship last week and officials and environmentalists say the incident risks turning into an environmental disaster.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Edited by Alison Williams

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