Bulk Jupiter heading for Western Sahara
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Photo of the Norwegian-Japanese owned vessel taken in Gibraltar 19 July 2007.
Published: 16.01 - 2008 12:39Printer version    
The Gearbulk vessel Bulk Jupiter passed through Gibraltar on its way to El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara. The photo shows the bulk carrier anchored off Gibraltar on 19th of July 2007.

In El Aaiun, it picked up its cargo, consisting of illegally mined phosphate rock from the  BouCraa mines.

The vessel then passed through the Panama Canal on 19th of August, and arrived its destination, Port of Tauranga New Zealand, on September 11th, 2007.

Read more about the controversial shipment here:
http://www.wsrw.org/index.php?parse_news=single&cat=105&art=586

    


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