TRENDING STORIES

Mauritius Wakashio Oil Spill Clean Up Intensifies

Clean-up operations have intensified on the island nation of Mauritius, which has been devastated by a massive oil spill. A Japanese tanker called the “MV Wakashio” hit a coral reef last month and began leaking into the picaresque oceans a week ago.

MV Wakashio Mauritius
This photo provided by the French Defense Ministry shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, Aug.9, 2020. Gwendoline Defente—EMAE/AP

Reports suggest the ship was sailing without cargo and departed from China en route to Brazil. Over 500 metric tonnes of heavy oil has since been lost from the ship’s tank – leaving marine life and the island’s economy at risk. Newsbreak’s Hoosen Ebrahim has the details,

Source: Newsbreak

📣 Follow Indian Spice on TwitterInstagramFacebookTelegramTikTok and on YouTube, and stay updated with the latest South African Indian news and international Indian news.


The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on zane@sadag.org

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis. 

Connect with the Coronavirus Whatsapp services below

  • Coronavirus India Whatsapp tap here
  • Coronavirus South Africa Whatsapp tap here
  • SA Hotline Number: 0800 029 999

For more related coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news and stories click here