Oil Spill T-Shirt

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Oil Spill T-Shirt

A Japanese bulk oil carrier struck a coral reef off Mauritius on 25 July 2020. The ship began to leak fuel oil in the following weeks and broke apart in mid-August. Much of the oil on board Wakashio was pumped out before it broke in half but still, an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil spilt into the ocean.

The island’s environment minister told the press that it was the first time that the country faced a catastrophe of this magnitude and that they were insufficiently equipped to handle the problem.

Why is this different?

Unlike most offshore spills, this has occurred near two environmentally protected marine ecosystems. The Blue Bay Marine Park reserve is a wetland of international importance.

So, it’s the location rather than the size of the spill which is causing the greatest concern about its potentially serious environmental impact.

The stunning turquoise waters of the blue lagoon outside the coastal village of Mahébourg in Mauritius are now stained black and brown.

Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of Mauritius and is centred around marine scenery.

Animals are likely to be endangered by the oil spill.

Mauritius declared an environmental emergency. Salvage crews and volunteers raced against the clock to pump the remaining 3,000 tonnes of oil off the ship. Environmental groups warned the damage to coral reefs and once-pristine coastal areas could be irreversible.

The Mauritius government is seeking compensation from the company. Nagasaki has pledged to “sincerely” respond to requests for compensation for damage to the marine environment.


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This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

2 reviews for Oil Spill T-Shirt

  1. Serena (verified owner)

    I am very happy with my purchase!
    Beautiful print, beautiful cotton quality!
    I’m extremely satisfied.

  2. Marco

    I’ve bought some of newsont-shirts and they are just Amazing!
    I’ve got them delivered in Italy just in a week. I love the peculiar print and t-shirt quality.

    I definetly recommend newsont-shirt to you all.


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