Yesterday, 14/3/21, I reported on the dire situation of the ‘Elbeik’ livestock carrier being at sea for 3 months, and the pitiful situation for the animals carried. Togo: The ‘Elbeik’ Livestock Carrying Vessel Is STILL At Sea; 3 Months On. Now We Need International Political Action To Permanently Ban All Live Animal Maritime Transport. – World Animals Voice
So today, I wanted to show you that the export of live animals by sea is a common thing all over the world, and considering the situation on the Elbeik, it further supports the need whilst this disgusting trade in sentients needs to stop.
Via certain means at my disposal, I am able to bring you an update of some seaborne livestock carrying vessels which are currently operating globally at this very moment; along with a few other details about them. Note that most sail under flags of convenience and relate to nations which are not top of the pile when it comes to animal welfare enforcement. So that is one question about all of this; cheaper operating costs under a flag of convenience; crews who put animals and their welfare as priority ? – two issues why we consider the maritime movement of live animals must stop, and stop now.
Note also the ages of the vessels; which are virtually all conversions (to livestock carriers) from a different type of service in their earlier days. It just shows the quantity of rust buckets which are now being used to haul livestock all over the planet. A trade which we do not want; but as you will see below from the quantities , is a big opposition to us in the welfare movement.
Here is what I have found, complete with photos of some vessels.
PLEASE REMEMBER – This is just a snapshot of the livestock maritime trade at the moment. I could spend more time getting more ships to show you, but feel this is enough for a ‘feel’ to how many are involved.
Latest 1530 GMT 15/3 – I understand the ‘Elbeik’ is around the Menorca (Spanish Islands) region at the moment.
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The current position of MIRA is at East Mediterranean. The vessel is en route to the port of Ashdod (Israel), expected to arrive there on Mar 16, 17:00.
Livestock Carrier built in 1983 (38 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Comoros (Mozambique).
The current position of KARAZI is at East Mediterranean. The vessel is en route to the port of Tripoli (Libya).
Livestock Carrier built in 1983 (38 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone.