Beijing, August 20 (Xinhua) a Japanese freighter hit a reef off the coast of Mauritius and leaked a large amount of fuel oil, according to a comprehensive Japanese media report. At present, the captain and Deputy captain of the freighter have been arrested and appear in court. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said that according to the relevant international conventions, the upper limit of compensation is about 2 billion yen (about 130 million yuan) when the trial process is promoted locally. < p > < p > it is reported that the cargo ship “wakashio” had previously run into a reef off the Indian Ocean island state of Mauritius. It is reported that the cargo ship in the accident changed its course about 2km off the southeast coast of Mauritius, turned right about 90 degrees and slowed down sharply. Experts pointed out that the cargo ship is likely to hit an obstacle at the site, which may lead to the reef. According to Mauritian police, the Indian captain and the Sri Lankan Deputy captain of the cargo ship were arrested on August 18 for threatening navigation safety. The two men subsequently appeared in court in accordance with the judicial procedures in Mauritius and were still detained by the police for further trial. Whether the relevant investigation can find out the cause of the accident is concerned. On the other hand, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said that the International Convention on fuel leakage accident stipulates that in principle, all shipping companies should join the insurance and compensate for the accident. Long Pu Qingming of Changpu steam shipping company has previously issued a statement saying: “we will respond to the accident based on the applicable legal sincerity.” The International Convention on the limitation of liability of shipowners sets a cap on the amount of compensation because if it is not limited, the risk will be too high and the shipping industry will not exist. It is reported that the upper limit of the trial procedure is about 2 billion yen, which is expected to be borne by insurance. However, coral reefs are all around the scene of the incident, which is a popular area for all kinds of creatures and tourists. The amount of damage identified may exceed 2 billion yen, so it seems difficult to compensate all the damages. If the amount of compensation is insufficient, the recovery of local economic and environmental damage, which is based on tourism, may be delayed.