The ship “Bulktec Bulk Carrier” containing soy wheat is headed to Aruba, after being retained in Panama by maritime authorities to prevent the unloading of 25 thousand tons of food in Venezuela, as reported by the Prensa Latina on the Marine Traffic site.
The sudden change of destination was recently posted by Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, on her Twitter account: “It is in the note that the soya cake provider received that it is required to change the destination immediately. The vessel that is in the Panama Canal cannot come to the intended destination: Venezuela.”
The forced stop of the ship by the Panama Canal Administration (ACP), corresponds to the coercive measure imposed by US authorities, after the blockade of PDVSA and Citgo assets that Venezuela has in US territory. among restricting transactions with the SOuth American country.
Rodriguez, on August 7, said on the social network that “The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounces to the world that at this moment a ship is being held on the Panama Canal that brings 25 thousand tons of soy cake for food production in our country, in compliance with the criminal blockade imposed by the United States”.
El barco con las tortas de soya para producción de alimentos en Venezuela sigue en el Canal de Panamá sin autorización de la empresa aseguradora para trasladar la carga a nuestro país! Exigimos el cese inmediato del bloqueo de @realDonaldTrump Liberen los alimentos para el pueblo pic.twitter.com/m41SynzL2c
— Delcy Rodríguez (@DrodriguezVen) August 8, 2019
La vicepresidenta venezolana @DrodriguezVen denunció este miércoles que ha sido retenido un barco con 25.000 toneladas de “torta de soya” para producción de alimentos que tenía como destino Venezuela https://t.co/w04OZQQjn9 — RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) August 7, 2019
Translated by EF/JRE