The first MOL-dispatched team arrived at Mauritius

On Wednesday, August 12, six MOL employees arrived on the site, with the aim of cooperating with the parties on the local site and local authorities, collect information, and provide support in preventing the spread of the oil spill and recovering the leaked oil.

-  Locally, they were required to isolate for 14 days after entering the country, based on the Government of Mauritius' measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they have focused on collection and negotiations with other parties and planning the action agenda after their isolation. Restrictions on some of the six employees were lifted as an exception, and they are now engaged in activities such as participation in various meetings, negotiation with other organizations. On Thursday, August 27, all of them were permitted to go outside, and since then, they have participated in local emergency response meetings and discussed with the local authorities.

In addition, MOL dispatched experts in inventory and logistics management from one of MOL group companies, MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd., to handle inventory management and delivery of items needed in cleanup activities on the local site. They left Japan on August 21 and started the work immediately after arriving on the site on Saturday, August 22.

Later on, several employees are scheduled to depart during August. They may be required to isolate for 14 days after entering the country under COVID-19 restrictions as well as the first six members, but they make effort to take measures to meet local needs based on the country's readiness to accept them, and limits on the range of their activities after entering the country.