Hassania Cherkaoui

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Prof. Hassania Cherkaoui is a Doctor of State in maritime and aviation law, subjects she has taught for more than 30 years at Hassan II University in Casablanca.

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Op-Ed: Faulty Ruling in Western Sahara Bulker Arrest

By Hassania Cherkaoui 2018-05-25 21:03:00

[Editorial] In April 2017, a cargo of phosphates was loaded on the bulker Cherry Blossom at El Aaiun, Western Sahara. The cargo was part of a regular series of phosphate shipments sold freight-on-board by Moroccan firm OCP SA to New Zealand-based Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd. On May 1, 2017, the vessel was arrested in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where she had called for bunkers, at the request of The Polisario Front, a national liberation movement in Western Sahara. The Polisario Front...

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