Western Sahara Resource Watch has received more photos documenting the vessel that arrived Tasmania, Australia, end of October, carrying phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
These three spectacularly coulourful photos were taken in the port of Risdon, Tasmania, Australia, on 26th of October 2008.
The photos show the vessel Port Phillip discharging phosphates for the fertiliser producer Impact. The phopshate rock originates from occupied Western Sahara, and has been shipped to Australia in violation of international law. Read a UN opinion on the illegality of such industries here.
As far as Western Sahara Resource Watch understands, the phosphate from the occupied country is transported from the harbour to the Impact factory by a firm called Jenkins Hire.
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At its Annual General Meeting, Siemens Gamesa was as evasive as ever with regard to core questions about the company's involvement in occupied Western Sahara.
The WSRW report P for Plunder 2021 to be published in April 2021 will contain information on all 22 vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.