Greenpeace orders ‘Rainbow Warrior III’

Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd Leipold yesterday signed a contract with the Fassmer Shipyard for construction of the ‘Rainbow Warrior III’. The sailing ship, which is to be completed in time for Greenpeace’s 40th anniversary in 2011, will include the latest in green technology. This is the first time in the Greenpeace’s history that it has chosen to commission a purpose-built ship instead of refurbishing an older one.