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  • 18 May 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Dozens of protesters in kayaks gathered in the Port of Seattle on Saturday to protest against Shell’s Arctic drilling plans. The event followed a similar protest held Thursday where the ‘kayaktivists’ welcomed the semi-submersible rig into the port with signs such as “Shell No Seattle Loves The Arctic.” Shell has docked the Transocean-owned Polar Pioneer […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    About 200 protesters gathered on Monday at the Port of Seattle marching their way to the Terminal 5 where Shell’s giant oil drilling rig is parked. The protesters voiced their disapproval of Shell’s plan to use the Terminal 5 for its rigs as they ready to resume exploration in the Arctic for oil and gas reserves. The […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The ZIM Chicago, a ship owned by Israeli shipping line ZIM Integrated Shipping Services ltd, has departed the Port of Tacoma on schedule, after being unloaded and loaded as planned by the longshore workers, despite a pro-Gaza protest at the port, the Port authority informed yesterday. Pro-Palestinian protesters arrived at Washington United Terminals to try […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Australian police arrested 66 activists after they reportedly shut down the operations in Newcastle coal port, the largest bulk shipping port on the east coast of Australia, as part of a protest against fossil fuels. Around 200 kayaks “symbolically” blocked Newcastle Harbour as part of the protest by about 1,500 people in the morning hours of May […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today Spanish oil company Repsol has confirmed that the company has started drilling offshore the Canary Islands, Spain.  According to Repsol’s spokesperson, the drilling began yesterday and it is expected to last for six weeks. The company hired Rowan Renaissance drillship for this exploratory work. Offshore Energy Today has previously […]

  • 6 December 2019

    OMV has been under attack by Greenpeace activists in New Zealand at two separate occasions. First, the protestor boarded OMV’s supply vessel and then moved the protests in front of OMV’s offices in Plymouth. 

  • 24 November 2006

    Narrow boat owners have been blockading canals across England as part of protests over cuts to the government grant given to British Waterways. Canals in London, central Birmingham and Manchester were among those blocked by Save Our Waterways’ protesters.

  • 21 August 2017

    Greenpeace UK activists are staging a protest in front of the UK headquarters of the oil giant BP, protesting against the company’s plans to drill near a coral reef offshore Brazil. The protesters were carrying signs which read “BP, back off the Amazon Reef” and  tropical fish and jellyfish shaped inflatables, depicting the marine life […]

  • 4 February 2008

    Activists yesterday took their protest against dredging Port Phillip Bay to the office of Bellarine MP Lisa Neville. The protest coincided with plans to start work on the project after giant dredger Queen of the Netherlands docked in Melbourne earlier in the week.

  • 25 November 2006

    More narrowboat owners have joined a floating demonstration as part of protests over cuts to the government grant given to British Waterways. Canals in Birmingham and across the West Midlands were among those blocked by dozens of protesters.

  • 6 February 2006

    Organisers of a protest against a proposed cruise ship terminal on the Gold Coast say the State Government has misled and betrayed local residents. More than 3,000 people attended a protest at the Southport Spit yesterday.

  • 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 […]

  • 3 November 2015

    Greek ferry workers are staging a two-day warning strike that started on Monday to voice their opposition to growing austerity measures, pension cuts, unemployment and privatization of the country’s ports, following a call issued on Thursday by Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation.  The strike continues today as well, as seamen left their ferries anchored in the country’s ports leaving the nation’s […]

  • 16 August 2006

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday filed a protest to the Russian Embassy in Tokyo over the detention by Russian coast guards of a Japanese fishing schooner near the South Kuriles and wounding one of the crewmembers who has died, according to Japanese media reports. However, the Russian Embassy declined the protest as unacceptable.

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A group of workers of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the South Korean shipbuilder, staged a sit-in protest in Seoul today over the company’s restructuring plans that include massive layoffs, Yonhap News Agency reports.  The protest was organized after a majority of the company’s workers voted for a strike and launched a four-hour protest in Geoje, South […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Greenpeace has informed that five activists have been officially charged with piracy in Russia, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans. The Greenpeace members charged with piracy are Russian activist Roman Dolgov, Finnish activist Sini Saarela, and Swedish/American activist Dima Litvinov, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel from Brazil and freelance videographer Kieron Bryan from UK. Piracy […]

  • 28 December 2010

    Wild Oats XI has won line honors in the 66th Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race after a sailing jury dismissed a protest against it on Wednesday. The supermaxi yacht crossed the finish line first on Tuesday, but race officials lodged a protest, claiming the crew broke rules by failing to radio its position entering […]

  • 16 April 2015

    Protesters and family members of 304 victims who died one year ago in the Sewol ferry sinking stopped the planned memorial ceremony at the Government Joint Memorial in Hwarang Resort, to protest South Korea’s official response to the tragedy, the local news agency The Korea Times reports. The attending visitors and government officials instead walked […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oslo-headquartered marine insurer Skuld has warned its members of protests by truck drivers in ten of Brazil’s 26 states that have been affecting the delivery of cargo to a number of Brazilian ports for the last 12 days, and might impact cargo availability, berthing schedules and loading operations in some places.  Skuld says that the strike started out as […]

  • 4 October 2013

      A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk, over a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic offshore drilling plans.  This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two freelancers, now face the charge. If convicted, the offence carries a maximum […]

  • 26 January 2018

    Stevedores will stage a 24-hour strike at all ports in Finland on February 2.

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dockworkers at Hutchison Ports Australia have continued picketing ports in Sydney and Brisbane in protest against the company’s sacking of almost 100 workers via email last week, despite an order to cease by Australia’s Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission found the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared to be behind the industrial campaign, and ordered it […]