South African Court Asks Shell To Stop Seismic Survey
South Africa court has ordered Shell to halt a seismic campaign off the Wild Coast, in the nation’s Eastern Cape region.
The company has chartered the seismic vessel Amazon Warrior to survey an area of about 1,800 square nautical miles off the coast.
“This case is really a culmination of the struggle of communities along the Wild Coast for the recognition of their customary rights to land and fishing, and to respect for their customary processes”
A Shell spokesperson said, “We respect the court’s decision and have paused the survey while we review the judgement.”
According to the ruling, Shell must halt survey work, unless it chooses to appeal