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September 30, 2013

Greenpeace v Russia: Greenpeace Loses


Russian authorities impound Greenpeace vessel for trespass and piracy after eco-loons try to mount oil platform.
Russia has seized the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and towed it into the port of Murmansk after Greenpeace personnel “attacked” Russia’s “Prirazlomnaya” oil platform in the Pechora Sea. The thirty people who were aboard the diesel powered ship are being held in several different pretrial detention areas while Russian authorities conduct a criminal investigation.

Last week, two members of the Greenpeace crew began to board the platform using ropes while others buzzed the platform in inflatable boats. Workers on the platform repelled the boarders using fire hoses until Russian security personnel fired warning shots from machine guns into the sea at which time Greenpeace surrendered.

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10 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Strange, how as I dislike more and more so-called Americans, I find myself warming a litle to the Russians.

sig94 said...

Gorges - I find myself growing more and more attached to the notion that warning shots should be fired at the forehead and chest area of the perpetrator.

Ian H said...

More like two to the chest followed by warning shot in the air!

Sixbears said...

Let's just say that Greenpeace has made a grave tactical error.

Opus #6 said...

Due to the increased prices/scarcity of ammo, there will be no warning shots.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

God Bless the Russians. Oh would they please keep them.

sig94 said...

Ian H - I like what Opus said!

sig94 said...

Sixbears - that might wel have been a watery grave. Tactical error that is.

sig94 said...

Odie - I thank that perhaps these Greenpeacers will not be seeing the light of day anytime soon - unless of course they are shackled and chopping frozen tundra.

sig94 said...

Opus - you win this one...