A bulk carrier with the name Ipanema arrived at Port Fremantle, Western Australia, on April 15. The ship carried phosphates from occupied Western Sahara, in violation of international law.
The cargo is probably destined for Australian fertilizer firm Wesfarmers. Its subsidiary, CSBP Limited, has been importing phosphates from Western Sahara for many years.
The phosphate trade constitutes an inappropriate sign of support to the illegal and brutal Moroccan occupation of its neighbouring country to the south, Western Sahara.
[Abridged from Western Sahara Resource Watch .]