The Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground over the weekend on Mauritius’ western reefs has been successfully refloated, authorities said Thursday.
The FV Lurong Yuan Yu ran aground on Sunday off Pointe-aux-Sables during poor weather. The crew were safely evacuated by helicopter and are currently quarantining for 14 days under Mauritius’ Covid-19 health protocols.
Authorities said today the vessel has now been towed to the island nation’s capital city of Port Louis without incident after it was refloated.
The government of Mauritius has launched an investigation into the grounding and has issued an order to detain the vessel.
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