Vessel Yasa Gulten to arrive New Zealand in Christmas week.
The vessel is managed by Yasa Holding from Turkey
This is the third time in two years that WSRW uncovers that the Turkish company Yasa Holding is shipping phosphates from Western Sahara.
'Yasa Gulten' is scheduled to arrive Northport on 26th of December 2008, departuring on the 27th, then arriving Tauranga on the 8th, continuing towards Bluff on the 31st, where she will
on 2nd of January 2009, leaving on the 5th.
New Zealand's massive imports of phospahte rock from Western Sahara is in violation of international law, and in support of the illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
WSRW has previously urged the New Zealand government to support the UN efforts to solve the conflict, by terminating its trade with the phosphate rock.
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