Other names: Soca (1980-1981), Trapezitza (1981-1988), Fantasia (1988-1989), Channel Seaway (1989-1990), SeaFrance
Fiesta (1990-1996), SeaFrance Cézanne (1996-2011), Western Light (2011)
Current position: India
The SeaFrance Cézanne and her sister ship the SeaFrance Renoir both belonged to French company SeaFrance, a subsidiary of the national railway transport company SNCF. Both ships were sold in 2011 and sent to Indian shipbreakers in violation of the Basel Convention that prohibits the export of waste from developed nations to developing ones. The SeaFrance Cézanne, renamed “Western Light”, left the port of Dunkirk on 7 October 2011.
>> See the letter sent to the French government by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform
>> See the letter sent to the European Commission
>> More on the Basel Convention