zoom An oil spill from the recently grounded bulk carrier MV Benita on the southeast coast of Mauritius has reportedly been put under control, according to local media reports.The coast guard authorities have installed buoys to contain the fuel spilled from the 1998-built vessel and the cleaning works are in progress.Although it was not loaded with cargo when it grounded on the reef of Le Bouchon, the vessel was carrying some 150 tons of oil. Initial oil pumping operations have been hampered by inclement weather conditions at the site.The Greek company Five Oceans Salvage was hired to pump out the vessel’s remaining fuel and undertake the salvage operations, however, reports suggest that the efforts to free the bulker could take over a month to complete.Featuring 44,183 dwt, the bulker ran aground in the morning hours of June 17 as a result of a fight which broke out between the vessel’s crewmembers the night before.At the time of the incident, the Liberian-flagged ship, crewed by 23 seafarers, was on its way from the Indian port of Paradip to the port of Durban, South Africa.World Maritime News Staff
“Stafford International School in Sri Lanka strongly denounces these baseless and inaccurate allegations claiming our teachers posting islamophobic comments and pictures on social media – this is completely incorrect and baseless, as these said teachers have never been employees of the school in any capacity” states the Academic Director at Stafford International School, SuvinWettimuny.Stafford International School was founded in 1986 and is located in the heart of Colombo 7. This institution is an independent, private, co-educational, multi-ethnic international school that guides its students towards International examinations offered by both Edexcel and Cambridge in the UK. The institution further states that Stafford International School located in Colombo 7 has been established in Sri Lanka for the past 33 years and has never had or have any affiliations to the said mentioned school on the circulating image – Stafford Sri Lankan School in Doha Qatar. Stafford International School was founded by Felix R. De Zoysa and is governed by a Board of Directors; KanthiWettimuny, Lumbini Kaluperuma, KumudiniAbeysiriwardena, GithanjiKaluperuma, TharindraKaluperuma, Pravin Wettimuny, SuvinWettimuny. For more details; https://siscolombo.lk/ Stafford International School further states that it does not have any other branches located within Sri Lanka or overseas. Stafford International School, Colombo 7 has categorically rejected claims or responsibility towards an image circulating on WhatsApp and on social media platforms, claiming its teachers are posting islamophobic comments on social media.The school stated that the mentioned teachers on these images are not employees or affiliated to Stafford International School in Sri Lanka.