October 5 2012
A yacht operated by the Dutch organization Women on Waves has left the waters of Morocco’s coastline, escorted to international waters. The organization only announced an intention to sail to Morocco after a boat had safely anchored in the harbour at Smir. Although initially the organization claimed their boat had been stopped from entering the harbour by a navy ship, the campaign boat, a small pleasure yacht, was already inside. The organization does maintain a larger ship with the capacity to carry out abortions on board, but this was not present in the Moroccan campaign. According to NOS the organization has confirmed that the journey to Morocco was aimed at generating publicity.