Hand-over of the team leader, and future contribution

On the same day, Friday, October 9, the leader and subleader of the first MOL-dispatched team officially left their posts. With this, the entire first team, who played active roles on site since August 12, completed their missions and returned to Japan.
The seven members of the first team (including one who joined on site after the others) had taken the lead in MOL's activities during the period of turmoil immediately after the oil spill. The team's activities ranged from grasping the status of onsite efforts and serving as a liaison with MOL's task force to determining the types of cleaning equipment and tools, and relief supplies needed and arranging to have them delivered, and sharing information and building relationships with governments of both Japan and Mauritius, organizations responding to the oil spill, NPOs, and the local Japanese Association. We would like to express our thanks to everyone involved and all the people who helped the first dispatched team upon their arrival and throughout their stay.

The MOL-dispatched team have made courtesy visits to concerned government agencies and private organization and explained about the handover. They also have been holding meetings and discussions with concerned local parties to develop stronger relationships before the launch of operations at the MOL office in Mauritius.
Successive teams will play a central role in efforts to further contribute to the environment and communities in Mauritius.