Spherical 1,000 tonnes of oil leaked into the waters off the soar of Mauritius when a Eastern-owned ship ran aground on 25 July, causing an environmental emergency.
The ship has now been intentionally sunk into the ocean, with out reference to fears from environmental groups that it would extra disaster biodiversity.
Three younger Mauritians expose the BBC’s My World how they’re helping to forestall the oil spreading, and how the peril is affecting the island.
Produced by Georgina Pearce
Edited by Robert Coxwell