The bulk vessel Furness Karumba arrived this port in Perth, Australia, in August.
In August, Western Sahara Resource Watch wrote about the arrival of the bulk vessel Furness Karumba to Perth, Australia. The vessel contained phosphates from occupied Western Sahara, thus supporting the Moroccan illegal plundering of Western Sahara.
Upon the arrival of the vessel, the West Australian Branch of The Maritime Union of Australia on 3rd of September personally handed over a letter to the captain of the vessel, protesting such trade. The letter was also sent to the companies involved in the transport, as well as to Wesfarmers CSBP, the local importer.
Download the letter here.
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