The MV Wakashio was owned by Japanese company Okiyo Martime Corp, itself a subsidiary of the Nagashiki Shipping Co. Ltd., and operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, these three Japanese companies should be assumed liable for the disaster. Japan's government established inspection body carried out an annual inspection of the ship in March, and blame for the accident seems to lie solely with the crew of the vessel, who claimed to be sailing too close to the coast seeking a better Wifi signal. Local police remain skeptical of this claim and have arrested ship captain, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, a 58 year-old Indian national, on suspicion of negligence. Clearly responsibility lies mainly with Mitsui OSK, who have stated publicly that they doubt whether the incident would have a significant effect on their earnings, they should be heavily penalised and should be the parties to act or pay damages to Mauritius.