Birthday celebration behind Mauritius ship disaster

A birthday party on board vessel MV Wakashio may have been a contributing factor in the ship's grounding off the coast of Mauritius in July, confirms the Panama maritime authority. The captain apparently sailed too close to land in order to get a strong phone and internet connection.

Part of vessel MV Wakashio, which ran aground off the coast of Mauritius. The photo shows the aft of the ship sinking. Photo: Mobilisation Nationale Wakashio/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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