Greenpeace Intercepts Amazon Warrior Seismic Ship

Greenpeace says it has today intercepted the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship, the Amazon Warrior, off the Wairarapa coast.

The environmental group said its New Zealand executive director Russel Norman, on board Greenpeace vessel Taitu, had made a call through to the ship’s master, demanding the ship stop seismic blasting and “informing them of the widespread opposition to oil drilling in NZ waters by local councils, iwi and large numbers of New Zealanders”.

“He also informs the Amazon Warrior that he and Taitu will act consistently with the principles of non-violence at all times but are there to take action to protect our common future.”

The 125-metre Amazon Warrior has been contracted by oil companies Statoil and Chevron to conduct seismic surveying.

The protest comes days after Ngati Kahungunu-owned vessel Te Matau a Maui confronted the Amazon Warrior off the Hawke’s Bay coast, following the Government releasing 49,630 sq km of the East Coast offshore area as part of the Block Offer 2017.

Martin Harris

I have a lovely partner and 3 very active youngsters. We live in the earthquake ravaged Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand. I began commenting/posting on Uncensored back in early 2012 looking for discussion and answers on the cause and agendas relating to our quakes. I have always maintained an interest in ancient mysteries, UFOs, hidden agendas, geoengineering and secret societies and keep a close eye on current world events. Since 2013 I have been an active member of community, being granted admin status and publishing many blogs and discussion threads. At this time I'm now helping out with admin and moderation duties here at Uncensored where my online "life" began.

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