The drillship Atwood Achiever - which is to undertake drilling in waters of occupied Western Sahara - is no longer in Las Palmas and has vanished into thin air.
Yesterday morning, 16 December 2014, WSRW reported that Atwood Achiever had arrived the harbour of Las Palmas.
That is no longer the case. Yesterday evening the drillship was located south east of Las Palmas harbour, heading rapidly south east direction. At 18:49 the vessel seemingly turned off its AIS transponder, thus making it invisible for monitoring.
Morocco is now to undertake the first oil drilling after it brutally occupied the territory of Western Sahara. In 2002, the UN Legal Counsel stated it would be illegal with any further oil exploration.
The Saharawis object to the plans. Leading human rights activists opposing the activities are facing life time sentences in Moroccan military jails.
Over the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy.
The drillship 'Atwood Achiever' has today entered the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. There it will do its final adjustments before starting the drilling in occupied Western Sahara.