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Mitsui says human error caused Mauritius oil spill

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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It will be very interesting to see how much compensation Mauritius will receive as to compared to how much Japan would expect if such a spill was in Japanese teritrorial waters.

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expatToday  11:09 am JST

Mistsui OSK, a branch of the pre-war zaibatsu, is the largest shipping company in Japan and responsible for keeping its shipbuilding industry....afloat.

No, NYK (Nippon Yusen) is the largest shipping company in Japan.

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YT video: 'Aboard the Wakashio' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDICLcU0bV4

Death shrieks are heard clearly as the wounded ship is breaking apart, and crew members are seen on deck several days before it split into 2...

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Airplane can have wifi. Why can't a big boat like that have it?

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...and thus concludes the story of why the Japanese government lent billions in taxpayer money to the government of Mauritius...Mistsui OSK, a branch of the pre-war zaibatsu, is the largest shipping company in Japan and responsible for keeping its shipbuilding industry....afloat.

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Zichi, They all got fired!

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There are no crew aboard the vessel

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And Japan should compensate the country for the massive expense in containing and cleaning up the mess and loss of tourism revenue.

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It’s only a giant tanker with horrendous environmental disaster implications if something goes wrong. Lack of supervision and safety monitoring?! Pfft. Captain should be dragged off the ship in cuffs and dealt with in Mauritius.

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