One more Colombian import
The fertilizer producer Monomeros in Colombia has received yet another shipment of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
Published 10 December 09


The Panama flagged bulk vessel 'Sunny Pescadores' arrived on 3 November 2009 the Colombian port of Baranquilla, with 12000 tonnes of phosphate rock from Western Sahara.

By continuing its imports of phosphate rock from Western Sahara, the Colombian firm is supporting the Moroccan occupation of the territory. The trade is furthermore in violation of international law, as summarised by the UN in 2002.

As the vessel has DWT of 12.536, it is unlikely that she stopped over in Venezuela, as several of the Colombia destined vessels do.

Sunny Pescadores' IMO number is 9305946, and the local agent was, as always, Bulk Maritime Agencies Ltda. The vessel is managed and owned by Shih Wei Navigation, Taiwan.

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