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Damaged bulker near Mauritius almost emptied of oil

The Japanese dry bulk vessel that has spilled nearly 1,000 tons oil into the waters off the coast of Mauritius is now almost empty, the country's prime minister and the owner of the vessel said Wednesday.

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Nearly all the oil that remained aboard the Japanese dry bulk vessel that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius in late July has now been removed, Mauritius' Prime Minister, Pravid Jugnauth, and the ship's owner, Nagashiki Shipping, informed Wednesday, writes Reuters.

It has been more than a week since the damaged vessel started developing cracks in the hull, causing a spill of nearly 1,000 tons oil, which authorities and locals are now working to clean up.

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