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The boat that has been spilling oil off the coast of Mauritius could soon be breaking in two.

So far, 100 metric tons of oil has leaked.

Al Jazeera reports that fears of an ecological catastrophe keep mounting despite massive local clean-up operation under way in the island nation.

An investigation has been launched and police are expected to take statements from the captain and crew. On Sunday, detectives boarded the ship and seized the log book and black box.

Two weeks ago, the Japanese ship MW Wakashio travelling from China to Brazil, ran aground on the reef. On Thursday the ship started leaking oil and now experts fear that it might be about to break into two.

An environmental state of emergency has been declared on the island, while local volunteers from all over the island have been trying their best to stop the oil from creating havoc.

Japan has sent a disaster relief team to assist with the cleaning up.

Watch the CBS video below for more visuals on the effect of the oil spill off the island of Mauritius.

Credit image: DroneXL

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