Tuesday 8 June marks World Oceans Day, a day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.
The United Nations says: “World Oceans Day reminds everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere.”
Africa is no stranger to man-made disasters in its oceans.
In August 2020, the pristine coast in Mauritius turned black after a major oil spill caused by a Japanese ship that ran aground.