Angel 1 Aground
The 197 meter long, 34,942 dwt freighter Angel 1 went aground on the reefs off Poudres-d’Or, Mauritius. The Angel 1 was loaded with 30,000 tons of rice bound for the Ivory Coast suffered an engine failure on Friday. The master decided he could not proceed, the vessel slammed into the coral reef. Later reports state there is a leak, but hull inspections were unable to reveal the source of the water ingress. Authorities have responded by having the fuel on board the Angel 1 to be pumped out before any could leak causing an ecological disaster. A salvage team from Greece has been requested to help pull the freighter free. No reports of injury of the 28 crew on board.