Two vessels that have been contracted by French oil company Total to search occupied Western Sahara's seabed for oil, are currently at anchor in the harbour of Las Palmas. See videos and photos here.
The BGP Prospector, carrying out the seabed research, and its accompanying offshore supply vessel Geo Service I, have been in the harbour of Las Palmas since 18 July.
The photos below can be used free of charge. Taken by Bård Ove Myhr.
The French multinational oil company has announced that it is no longer pursuing oil search offshore Western Sahara. "More good news for the Saharawi people. We urge the remaining oil companies to follow suit", stated WSRW.