Two vessels shipped phosphate to Colombia

So far this year, the Colombian port of Baranquilla has received 2 shipments of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.
Published: 11.04 - 2010 22:24Printer version    
The first vessel, with the somewhat ironic name ‘Infinite Wisdom’ arrived Baranquilla on 4 February 2010 with 12.000 tonnes of phosphate rock. The vessel carries Panama flag, has IMO number 9276949, and is owned and managed by Well Shipmanagement & Maritime Consultant, Taiwan.

The second vessel, ‘Baku’, arrived on 28 March 2010 with 13.500 tonnes. She is managed and owned by the Turkish firm Deval Shipping and Trading. Download fact sheet about ‘Baku’ here from Deval’s homepages. The vessel has IMO number 8811390 and is Turkish flagged.



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