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Mauritius court denies bail to captain of sunken Japanese ship

A court in Mauritius has denied a petition to grant the captain of now sunken MV Wakashio, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, bail.

Photo: Gwendoline Defente/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Mauritius rejected an application for bail made by Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the MV Wakashio that sunk off its southeastern coast in July.

The bulk carrier, owned by Nagashiki Shipping Co., was en route to Brazil from China when it ran aground and spilled oil, causing the tourist-dependent Indian Ocean island nation's biggest environmental disaster.

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