Caught on camera: Total's vessel in occupied waters
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Western Sahara Resource Watch has received this photo of the Geo Service I, the offshore supply ship accompanying the vessel BGP Prospector that is carrying out seismic seabed research for French oil giant Total.

Published 19 February 2013

Total currently holds a reconnaissance contract with the Moroccan government to explore for oil leads in the so called Anzarane Offshore block. This massive area of no less than 100,926,70 sq.km is located west of Dakhla, in the territory of Western Sahara that has been occupied by Morocco for more than three decades.

WSRW has written to Total and BGP, requesting them to withdraw from their engagement in occupied Western Sahara. Up to now, neither has replied.

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