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Japanese ship operator pledges 1 billion yen to help clean up leaked oil in Mauritius

  • September 12, 2020
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The Saturday editions of all national dailies wrote that Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. pledged on Friday about 1 billion yen ($9.4 million) in aid to Mauritius in response to the recent oil spill involving a freighter it operated, including an 800 million yen ($7.5 million) fund for cleaning up the environment. The contribution over several years will cover projects for coral reef recovery and other environmental restoration and protection activities in and around Mauritius. Although Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is not legally responsible for the damage caused by the oil spill, the company said it will fulfill its “social responsibility” as the operator of the ship because the accident has had a huge impact on Mauritius.

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