Indian Ocean News

Mauritius Arrests Captain of Japanese Oil Spill Ship

Mauritius has arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine maritime environments, police said on Tuesday. The MV Wakashio struck a coral …

Grounded Mauritius Ship Operator Apologizes for Oil Leak

The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologized on Sunday for a major oil spill which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui …

Jakarta Hit by Flooding as Cyclones Trigger Extreme Rainfall

Parts of Indonesian capital and its suburbs were flooded after two tropical cyclones off the nation’s coast triggered extremely heavy rainfall, inundating houses in low-lying areas and forcing evacuation of hundreds of residents. More than 200 spots of flooding were …