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  • 18 August 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Norwegian authorities have stopped a protest by Greenpeace against Statoil’s drilling activities in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, seizing the organization’s ship and arresting 35 activists and crew on board.  Greenpeace activists on Thursday entered a 500-meter safety exclusion zone of Statoil’s drilling rig Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea, demanding an end to the drilling in the […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s drilling rig Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are in the waters protesting with hand banners. According to the environmental organization’s statement on Thursday, the activists are there to deliver this message “Put People […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Eleven activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise took to the water in inflatable boats on Friday to protest against Statoil’s exploration activities in the Arctic Barents Sea, offshore Norway.  The activists were joined by actress Lucy Lawless, known for her role in the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess. It is worth noting that this is […]

  • 19 July 2017

    An international arbitration tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay a 5.39 million euros compensation to the Netherlands for the damage to the Dutch-flagged, Greenpeace-operated Arctic Sunrise vessel, and the arrest of Greenpeace protesters in 2013. The arbitration, launched by the Netherlands, concerns the measures taken by Russia against the Dutch-flagged ship Arctic Sunrise and […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    An international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay EUR 5.39 million (USD 6.2 million) in damages to the Netherlands over the Greenpeace Arctic 30 dispute. The ruling comes on the back of a lengthy arbitration dating back to the boarding, seizing and detention of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, by the Russian authorities in September […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Japan-based international non-profit NGO Peace Boat has inked a letter of intent (LOI) with Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the construction of Ecoship, “the world’s greenest cruise vessel”. The agreement was signed at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Oslo on May 30. “We have agreed with Arctech to build the Ecoship, the most innovative and […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have criticized the actions of the Greenpeace activists during their protests against seismic research. Greenpeace activists have thrown themselves into the sea in front of the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel off the New Zealand coast. One […]

  • 12 April 2017

    Representatives from the oil and gas industry have condemned Greenpeace’s repeated obstruction of a seismic survey off New Zealand. The activists have been urged to avoid putting themselves and others in danger.  Following Monday’s protest by activists from New Zealand’s Greenpeace, which saw an activist jump into the sea in front of the Amazon Warrior seismic […]

  • 11 April 2017

    Greenpeace New Zealand’s chief executive Russel Norman could face jail time after jumping into the sea in front of the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel. Greenpeace said on Monday that Norman and several other Greenpeace activists took to the water some 50 nautical miles off the Wairarapa coast to intercept the 125-meter vessel during seismic blasting […]

  • 11 April 2017

    Greenpeace activists have thrown themselves into the sea in front of the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel off the New Zealand coast. The swimmers’ position has forced the oil exploration ship to halt its operations and deviate off course. To find oil, the Amazon Warrior is using seismic cannons to blast the seafloor with sound waves. […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work at a number of streams affected by flooding in the Peace District last June will be completed before the spring run-off, announced MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “The flooding last June was unprecedented, with repairs ongoing over the past nine months,” said Bernier. […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Exploration & Production

    Activists from Greenpeace Nordic and Greenpeace Germany are today, February 27, 2017, protesting near a drilling rig, which is working for Statoil, in a fjord in northern Norway. According to a Monday statement by the environmental organization, the activists – in kayaks near the rig – are peacefully protesting against Statoil and the Norwegian government […]

  • 27 January 2017

    The environmentalist group, Greenpeace, has launched a new campaign in Brazil with an aim to protect the newly discovered Amazon Reef from oil exploration.  In the far north of Brazil, where the Amazon River meets the sea, there is a coral reef whose discovery was announced by a group of scientists in April 2016. Greenpeace […]

  • 18 January 2017

    Following Greenpeace’s protest against a seismic survey offshore New Zealand, Schlumberger has responded with claims the survey is being carried out with a wide range of measures for minimizing the impact to marine mammals.  The company also asked all third parties “to refrain from any action that could jeopardize the safety of personnel or the […]

  • 13 January 2017

    Greenpeace crew have made contact with the seismic vessel ‘Amazon Warrior’ after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa. The boat crews, consisting of members from Greenpeace and local iwi, located the 125-metre seismic vessel searching for oil off the East Coast of New Zealand on behalf of oil giants Statoil […]

  • 13 January 2017

    Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic vessel after traveling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa, New Zealand.  The boat crews, consisting of members from Greenpeace and local iwi, located the 125-meter seismic ship, Amazon Warrior, searching for oil off the East Coast of New Zealand on […]

  • 18 October 2016

    Environmental organization Greenpeace filed a lawsuit on Tuesday morning against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea.  The lawsuit has been filed together with the Norwegian environmental group Nature & Youth in order to keep millions of barrels of oil in the ground. The Norwegian state-owned oil company […]

  • 12 October 2016

    Italian arm of the environmental group Greenpeace was protesting against offshore drilling in Italy on Wednesday.  Members of the organization were flying on a paraglider and a flying rubber dinghy near the Vega platform, located in the Sicily channel, 20 kilometers south of Pozzallo, carrying a sign that says ‘Go solar!’ The protest is reportedly organized […]

  • 7 October 2016

    The environmentalists are fuming following an announcement by Karoon Gas Australia on Friday, that the company had won an exploration permit in the Great Australian Bight, offshore South Australia. Greenpeace Australia Pacific has deemed the decision by the Australian authorities a ‘mockery of crucial debate,’ referring to recent scrutiny of BP’s proposed drilling program in […]

  • 28 September 2016

    Following yet another delay by the Australian authorities to give approval for BP’s environmental plan for drilling in the Great Australian Bight, Greenpeace says this is proof that BP’s plan is full of holes and must not be approved. To remind, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on Wednesday requested further information […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Classification society DNV GL and Peace Boat, the Japan-based international non-profit NGO, inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg on September 6, forming a partnership to develop the Ecoship cruise ship. According to DNV GL, the MoU will see the partners work together on the design, construction and operation […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Lycaste Peace, a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier operated by Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), became the first vessel to pass through the Expanded Panama Canal as the waterway marked its first day in commercial operation on June 27. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) held an inauguration ceremony for the expanded canal […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Environmentalists are fuming over latest offshore leases awards in Norway, covering acreage in the Barents Sea. Following the licensing round in which thirteen companies were offered offshore acreage in the area, Greenpeace has slammed the move as a “clear violation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement”. Head of Greenpeace Norway, Truls Gulowsen said: “In Paris […]

  • 8 February 2016

    The troubled car carrier Modern Express is carrying a controversial cargo of timber apparently destined for the French market, global environmental group Greenpeace claims. As disclosed, the controversy surrounds the origin and legality of the timber which was bound for Le Havre, France. Namely, the timber cargo is believed to be originating from countries that form part of the Congo […]

  • 24 November 2015

    All five Greenpeace activists that boarded the New Zealand Government’s oil exploration ship on Tuesday morning, have been arrested. Greenpeace shared the news of the arrests via Twitter saying: “The final three #climbitchange climbers have been arrested. Proud of our people. Over to you to demand climate action #peoplesclimatemarch!!” The final three #climbitchange climbers have […]