Key Bay story receives international attention

The affair of the Norwegian fish oil tanker visiting occupied Western Sahara is receiving international attention. 

Published 10 February 2017

The arrival of Key Bay to France and its stop-over on the Canary Islands have been met with media coveraage. 

Here from Ouest France, 20 January and Normandie Actu, 27 January. France TV aired it on the news on news 20 January (7 minutes and 20 sec into the broadcast). See YouTube above. 

Several TV channels on the Canary Islands covered the affair. 

The liberation movement of Western Sahara, Frente Polisario, requested French authorities to intervene, Reuters wrote 18 January. Sea Tank told Reuters on 19 January that they act in accordance with law, but did not explain which law apply in the blindspot of occupied Western Sahara. 

The question of Key Bay and Sea Tank has during the following month caused further political attention. Here is a frustrated Moroccan minister in February. A commentator told that cases such as the one of Key Bay means that Morocco must end its security partnership with the EU. The vessel is also refered to in the coverage of the political crisis erupted between Morocco and the EU in February 2017, as the E ruling of December 2016 started to echo in statements from the EU. 

Covereage of Key Bay in Le Monde, 10 February and El País, 7 February, TelQuel 13 February. 

This video is from the evening news in Western Sahara, 14 January 2017.

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