WSRW asks Thai shipping company to stop shipments
Thai shipping company Precious Shipping  has carried out 3 shipments from Western Sahara to Colombia in just over a year. WSRW asked today the company to halt the transports until the conflict is solved.
Published: 26.11 - 2010 16:33Printer version    
The Thai shipping firm Precious Shipping Public Company Limited has recently carried out its third shipment from Western Sahara to Colombia during the last 2 year period.

Its vessel Dusita Naree (IMO 9127071) arrived Barranquilla, Colombia, 26 August 2010 with 13.500 tonnes of phosphates. This is the second time in one year that the vessel carries out such shipment to Barranquilla.

Also the vessel Apisara Naree, of the same fleet, did a shipment in March 2009.

"We wish to inform you that the cargo on board your vessels has been illegally sold and that its carriage by sea to a Colombian port is contrary to international law, and that the transports are highly unethical", stated WSRW in a letter to Previous Shipping today, urging the firm to halt future transports until the conflict is solved.

Another known vessel, Infinite Wisdom (IMO 9276949) carried out its second trip to Colombia in only 6 months, arriving Barranquilla on 7 July 2010 with 12.050 tonnes. The vessel also arrived Colombia with a shipment in February.




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