Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sends rainbow warrior as russian arctic oil arrives
Last Updated : GMT 20:29:55
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Greenpeace sends Rainbow Warrior as Russian Arctic oil arrives

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Greenpeace sends Rainbow Warrior as Russian Arctic oil arrives

The Hague - AFP

Greenpeace on Monday sent a protest ship to meet a Russiantanker carrying the first oil drilled offshore in the environmentally fragile Arctic.The ship, Rainbow Warrior, is captained by Peter Willcox, who was among campaigners detained by Russian authorities last year after staging a high-profileprotest against Arctic drilling. The vessel set sail from Rotterdam on Monday afternoon, Greenpeace said, and willseek to escort to harbour the Russian tanker Mikhail Ulyanov, which is delivering oilpurchased by French energy giant Total.The oil was drilled at the Prirazlomnaya platform, an offshore rig owned by Russianenergy giant Gazprom and the site of Greenpeace's protest last September.The protest, which saw two campaigners attempt to scale the rig, prompted Russian authorities to seize Greenpeace's Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise boat and detain the30 activists and journalists on board.Greenpeace argues that the Gazprom rig is an environmental catastrophe waiting tohappen that risks ruining the pristine Arctic ecology of the southern Barents Seawhere the deposit is located.The activists had faced lengthy prison terms before Moscow announced amnesties.“We want to escort the ship into the harbour," at Rotterdam, Greenpeace activistPatric Salize told AFP by telephone from aboard the ship.He declined to say what kind of protest action the group might have planned.There are 23 people on board the vessel, which may meet the Russian tanker onTuesday night, another campaigner Willem Wiskerke told AFP, also from aboard theRainbow Warrior.“We do not disclose in advance what we are going to do, but I can assure you we willsend a clear message to the world that this oil is very dangerous,” Wiskerke said.Greenpeace has accused France's Total of hypocrisy for buying the Arctic oil, afterits CEO Christophe de Margerie said in 2012 that his company would not drill in thefragile region.A Total spokesman in Paris confirmed the controversial purchase but insisted thecompany would not itself be drilling in the Arctic."The environmental risks are too high," the spokesman said, asking not to benamed.Greenpeace oil campaigner Ben Ayliffe accused Total of "real hypocrisy".“Its CEO has already pledged not to drill in the icy waters of the far north, and yethe is apparently happy to buy the stuff if Gazprom takes on the risk," Ayliffe said ina statement. "Mr. De Margerie cannot have his cake and eat it.”Greenpeace is suing Russia before the European Court of Human Rights for what itsays was the illegal detention of its activists as it breached the right to freedom ofexpression.Russian authorities are still holding the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sends rainbow warrior as russian arctic oil arrives Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sends rainbow warrior as russian arctic oil arrives

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories for women

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories for women
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today 11 family members dead in rebel push

GMT 07:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

11 family members dead in rebel push
Arab Today, arab today To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

To probe sexual harassment claims
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

GMT 16:00 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 21:11 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Egypt to hold first session of Arab film festival

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 14:51 2017 Monday ,20 February

Ways to acquire presentation skills

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Shawsh reveals her collection "Jewelry of dreams"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday