The WSRW report P for Plunder 2019 to be published on 3 April 2018 contains information on all 33 vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
WSRW has contacted the operators responsible for these vessels.
Answers that we are to receive will be published below:
Letters not responded to as of today:
Letter WSRW-Amoy Sailing Maritime Co Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Borealis, 17.03.2019.
Letter WSRW-Chios Navigation Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-COSCO Group, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Doris Maritime Services SA, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-FML Ship Management Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Genco Ship Management LLC, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-GSD Denizcilik Gayrimenkul, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Hyundai Glovis Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Korea Ship Finance Co Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-MUR Shipping BV, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Scorpio Commercial Management SAM, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Starbulk SA, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Triton Navigation BV, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-Western Shipping Pte Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letter WSRW-World Marine Co Ltd, 15.03.2019
Letters responded to
Letter WSRW-Ultrabulk, 15.03.2019
From: Per Lange - Ultrabulk
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019, 1:20 PM
Thank you for your mail.
We continue to monitor the legal framework that governs our activities that relates to the transports we have undertaken from Laayounne. Our latest review was during fourth quarter of 2018, where we obtained a confirmation that our activities are in compliance with current regulations. The latest update has been:-
Through Danish Shipping we obtained a confirmation from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that there have been no significant amendments to either Danish or international laws governing the trade with Western Sahara.
Our legal team confirms that there have been no changes in Danish regulation affecting the trade with Western Sahara
Our customer confirms that they have done extensive due diligence to ensure that they are in compliance with laws and regulations.
Our legal team confirms that there has not been introduced any embargoes by United Nations.
We shall keep monitoring the legal framework governing the transportation to and from Western Sahara, and should there be changes we shall naturally ensure that we are in compliance.
Letter WSRW-Marmaras Navigation Ltd, 15.03.2019
From: Marmaras Navigation - Claims
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 at 15:08
Subject: RE: Seeking comments regarding your company's participation in transports from occupied Western Sahara **
We refer to your letter dated 15th March 2019 regarding your concern about transportation of phosphate on a vessel under our management.
For the sake of clarification, kindly note the vessel was operating on time charter.
Further, rest assured Owners are constantly exercising due diligence to ensure that the vessel does not violate UN, US or EU sanctions.
Marmaras Navigation Ltd.
A new report published by WSRW today reveals the names of around 100 shipping companies behind the transport of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara in 2016 and 2017.
The WSRW report P for Plunder 2020 to be published in February 2020 will contain information on all 20 vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.