A new video was released this week of the immediate aftermath on board the massive Japanese vessel, the Wakashio, as it crashed into Mauritius’ coral reefs.
Although video of the exact moment of the collision was not released, the immediate aftermath and conditions on board the vessel was captured the next day on July 26 when the sun rose.
The Wakashio hit the coral reefs in darkness at 7.15pm on July 25 having sailed for 12 days from its last refueling stop in Singapore. After 12 days on the reefs, the vessel split apart on August 6, unleashing the worst oil spill in the Mauritius’ history.
The 18 minute video (linked below) appears to be six video files compiled together.