Formula 1 pilot Lewis Hamilton has spoken about the environmental disaster in Mauritius and says that he encourages more governments to join France in the international effort to support the clean-up operation.
Following the oil tanker named MV Wakashio ran aground in the Mauritius Islands, tons of oil started leaking into the sea. The ecological disaster was exacerbated by the split of the tanker in two.
Hamilton took to Instagram to pay attention to the terrible accident and make an effort to take action more governments for the clean-up operation.
The 35-year-old Formula 1 pilot penned down a lengthy letter and called for help to take immediate action against the disaster. Here’s what he wrote:
“The state of environmental emergency declared in Mauritius is truly heartbreaking. Their beautiful coral reefs are home to thousands of different species of marine life, and to see their natural habitat under threat should spur us all into action.
I’ve been amazed by the determined volunteers in Mahebourg, who are working to control the oil spill as best they can, and I encourage more governments to join France in the international effort to support the clean-up operation.”
“It’s essential we work together to correct the damaging effects of the spill, as climate change is already taking its toll on our planet, and we simply cannot afford for these ecological disasters to continue.
While the need for the ocean clean-up is immediate, I will be looking for ongoing ways I can support those in Mauritius to recover from this disaster and will post to my stories for those looking to help. Stay strong, Mauritius.”
Check out the Instagram post below.