Japanese vessel runs aground and causes another oil spill

Japanese vessel runs aground and causes another oil spill
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Another oil spill has been detected Thursday afternoon close to Mile 108 along Namibia's Skeleton Coast.
The spill was caused by a Japanese vessel, Fukuseki Maru, which ran aground early Thursday morning.
The Works and Transport Ministry’s public relations officer, Julius Ngwedha, confirmed the incident and said the vessel “was carrying 120 tonnes of marine diesel”.
Two other oil spills, at Afrodite Beach and the Walvis Bay lagoon, were reported in the past two weeks.
Authorities from the Maritime Directorate have been trying to contain Thursday’s oil spill, which is reportedly close to the Ugab River, at the border of Erongo and Kunene regions.
It is not clear whether the vessel also caused the two oil spills near Walvis Bay reported earlier this month.