France has already extended its aid by sending its planes, ships and military equipment to help and contain the oil spills upon arriving on the French island of Reunion in the southwest of Mauritius.
According to the interview of the French Minister of the French overseas departments Sébastien Lecornu in Franceinfo, the European country is sending three additional experts who will be in charge of helping the Mauritian government on what to do with the wreck that has split in two .
France is in favor of an “environmental approach and the protection of biodiversity, and in particular of the coast of Reunion,” he declared.
The possibilities include sinking part of the ship in the open sea, which “is clearly not our preferred solution”, or towing the wreck elsewhere and destroying it, which would take “more time”, he said. declared the minister.
The Japanese ship struck a coral reef on July 25, dumping around 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and endangering corals, fish and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country’s worst environmental disaster.