The platform is only few weeks away
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The oil rig Atwood Achiever is only a few weeks away from arriving Western Sahara. After a stop-over in Singapore, it is now heading towards the occupied territory.
Published: 01.10 - 2014 08:16Printer version    
atwood_achiever_01.10.2014_400.jpgFor some days, the oil platform Atwood Achiever has been anchored off Singapore harbour. Now it has departed, heading towards the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

The rig is chartered by Kosmos Energy, the US oil company which will drill in the territory in violation of international law. The company has not yet sought the consent of the people of Western Sahara to drill there.

As of 1 October 2014, it is heading up the north west coast of Malaysia.



    

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