Venezuela says ExxonMobil survey ships were indeed in its territory


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By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor
youri@caribbeannewsnow.com

CARACAS, Venezuela — Details of exactly where the ExxonMobil survey vessels were intercepted over the Christmas period in the Stabroek block area by the Venezuelan navy have been murky; however evidence provided by Venezuelan vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, shows where the ships were intercepted, which does not seem to be contradicted by the Guyanese government or ExxonMobil.

Rodriguez’s claims appear to be backed up by a supplementary Bloomberg report that suggested that the area subject to an ongoing border dispute was where the ExxonMobil ships were intercepted.

Rodriguez, via Telesur, went on to state that the ships trespassed on waters located within territory…

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