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Tanker with 102,000 tonnes of fuel adrift off Mauritius

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Oil tanker Ocean Pride 1, with 102,000 tonnes of fuel oil on board, is reportedly adrift off coast Mauritius.

It reportedly encountered engine issues on Sep 2 on arrival at Port Louis anchorage, Mauritius, from Caribbean.

But the tanker was banned from entering Port Louis on the grounds of expired safety certificate.

Since Sep 2, Ocean Pride 1 drifted west of Mauritius, waiting for spare parts.

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On Tuesday evening, Mauritius’ AHS tug STARK reportedly delivered the spare parts to tanker for repairs expected to last between 12 and 18 hours.

Once completed, Ocean Pride 1 could enter Port Louis on the approval of Mauritian authorities.

Ocean Pride1 bears the flag of Sierra Leone. It is 241 metres long and 41 metres wide.

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