“Greenpeace Africa stands with affected Mauritian coastal communities and calls on the UN and all governments to support Mauritius’ cleaning efforts.”
On August 11, the ESA Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission photographed the oil spill close to Pointe d’Esny.
Pointe d’Esny is an area of wetland that is a UNESCO protected site.
The grounded tanker can be seen towards the bottom of the image.
ESA said: “The oil slick can be seen as a thin, black line surrounded by the bright turquoise colours of the Indian Ocean.
“Oil is visible near the boat, as well as other locations around the lagoon.”