The fishing vessel “Sea Master” belonging to the Mauritian company Hassen Taher Seafoods, was wrecked on Friday night on Albatross Island, the largest island in the Saint Brandon archipelago. The crew of eight was rescued by the Mauritian National Coast Guard, but the ship remained stuck on the reef with damage to its hull. It still contains 4 tons of fuel oil, which makes us fear the worst for these islands, which are among the last vestiges of intact biodiversity in the region. To be continued in our columns.