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Krish Kistnassamy

Krish Kistnassamy is crowdfunding

raised of £10,000 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help the Mauritian volunteers clean up the oil spill from the Wakashio.

Pointe D'Esny, Mauritius

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Mauritius is facing an environmental catastrophe with the oil spill from the Wakashio dry cargo ship that has crashed on the coral reef. More than 1,000 tonnes of heavy bunker oil have already seeped into the lagoon. The authorities, advised by ITOPF, are pumping out the remaining 2,000 tonnes of oil in the ship's tanks but it is a race against time as the ship is breaking up.

This pristine, unspoilt, environment is of outstanding beauty and home to many native species. The oil is spreading in the lagoon on the East coast of the island, damaging some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (and my favourite beach). Volunteers are doing their utmost to help clean up. It will take a lot of time and require commitment. May I ask for your support please? Every little bit will help.

All monies go to the volunteers on-site through Eco-sud and Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, to purchase cleaning equipment, and to protect the wildlife. If you would like to offer advice or to help in any other way, please do call or email me.

Thank you.


All photos, apart from the cover photo, are from Alexey Ohrim.

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    • Yulia


      Sep 29, 2020

      A little contribution from EottonUK.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 19, 2020

    • Olesya


      Aug 12, 2020


    • Geraldine


      Aug 12, 2020

      Thanks for setting this up Krish, such a devastating event.


    • Alison Riley

      Alison Riley

      Aug 12, 2020

      Well done, Krish, this is such a good idea to help remedy human damage to a very special biosphere. (I’m Ellie’s Mum, btw). Good luck with your fundraising! Ally


    • Ian Pattison

      Ian Pattison

      Aug 12, 2020

      Terrible incident. Let’s hope they can clean it up quickly before any lasting damage is done.


    • Elisabeth Cannizzo

      Elisabeth Cannizzo

      Aug 12, 2020

      Well done for setting this up krish. I hope they manage to clear it up before too many sea animals are harmed.


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    Krish Kistnassamy

    Krish Kistnassamy

    Pointe D'Esny, Mauritius

    A Mauritian living in London, I spent most of my career in reinsurance broking, at Benfield, Aon Re and Guy Carpenter, where I helped develop the analytical and non-traditional reinsurance sides. I now work for the Bank of England, regulating insurance and managing sector risk.

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