BP Admits It Supplied Oil To Mauritius Oil Spill Ship MV Wakashio

SourceForbes
SectorOil & Gas
CountryMiddle east

The Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius in July with over 1 million gallons of oil on board. It ... [+] spilled around a third of this onto Mauritius' beaches and protected reserves. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES BP issued a statement on Tuesday, admitting for the first time that it supplied the oil used in the Wakashio, saying, “On 14 July, BP in Singapore supplied fuel oil to the bulk carrier Wakashio.

The fuel was sold to Mitsui OSK Ltd (MOL), the charterer of the vessel.” However, it denied responsibility for the oil spill, saying “BP absolutely rejects the baseless allegations and insinuations contained in this article,” referring to an article published in Forbes on January 6. 15 Aug: BP's oil was a new type of oil, never before spilled in the ocean. Volunteers were drenched ... [+] in the oil during the cleanup and are now suffering serious health consquences AFP via Getty Images At the center of the controversy is the fact that BP has still not supplied a sample of the experimental ship oil that was used on the giant Japanese bulk carrier, one of the largest ships in the ocean, ...read more...