Mauritius oil spill: Japanese ship operator pledges to help pay for clean-up

The Japanese operator of a ship that leaked oil off the Mauritius coast pledged Friday to pay at least $9.4 million (€7.9 million) to help restore areas affected by the spill.

Mauritius previously asked Japan to provide at least $34 million to help deal with the ramifications of the oil spill.

Mitsui OSK Lines said in a statement that it planned to “contribute a total fund of about one billion Japanese yen ($9.4 million) over several years to support measures” to restore the marine…

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