The vessel Sea Lavender is here loading phosphates in occupied Western Sahara, destined for Mexican imports.
Vessel name: Sea Lavender
IMO number: 9254989
Call sign: 9HJH7
Vessel is owned by Liechtenstein company Eastern Mediterranean Maritime.
The vessel visited occupied Western Sahara on 14th of June 2008.
This photo was taken on the beach in El Aaiun the same day.
The vessel then travelled to Mexico, where the importer was Innophos.
For over 40 years, a Moroccan state-owned company has exported phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.
The invasion of Ukraine causes a massive increase in Morocco's profits from its illegal plunder of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. New WSRW report shows that the export volume remained stable throughout 2022.
The US company Innophos admits in its latest annual report to be purchasing the conflict mineral through PotashCorp.