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Plunder vessel arriving Bluff, New Zealand, 2014
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See the vessel Frederikke Selmer arriving New Zealand with phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
Published: 12.03 - 2015 15:45Printer version    
22 January 2014 the vessel Frederikke Selmer (IMO 9434711) left El Aaiun harbour in occupied Western Sahara. The ship was filled with phosphates illegally mined by the Moroccan government in the Bou Craa mine near the city of El Aaiun.  

A month later the vessel arrived New Zealand, first discharging in port of Tauranga from early March.

These images are taken at Bluff harbour, 12 March 2014.

The ship is owned and managed by Wehr Reederei, Hamburg.

Photos taken by Chris Howell. Free for use.

For high resolution of each image, click on the photo. A larger version will then appear, which you can download by right-click.

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