make ’em pay

The Environment

Four Greenpeace activists boarded an underway heavy-lift vessel carry an FPSO unit for saying they will occupy the equipment to call attention to their demands to stop offshore oil drilling. They unfurled a banner reading “Stop Drilling. Start Paying.”

The 72,000 dwt heavy lift vessel White Marlin was last reported off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic just north of the Canary Islands. It is showing an AIS destination of Norway while Greenpeace is reported that the vessel and the FPSO are on the way to the Penguins field northeast of the Shetland Islands in the North Sea.

“We’re taking action today because when Shell extracts fossil fuels it causes a ripple of death, destruction and displacement around the world,” said Yeb Saño, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast AsiSo who is now on board the Greepeace vessel Arctic Sunrise. “We will take them on at sea, at shareholder meetings, in the courtroom, online, and at their headquarters. We won’t stop until we get climate justice. We will make polluters pay.” More here.