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Floaty McFloatface: The New Name For Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior Ship

Posted by Anonymous — 1 April 2016 at 9:25am - Comments
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Floaty McFloatface

We're pleased to announce that, as of today, Greenpeace has renamed its iconic ship - the Rainbow Warrior - to Floaty McFloatface.

The step has been taken as part of a Greenpeace drive to rebrand for the 21st Century, helping to make the organisation relevant to the Millennial generation.

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Posted by Daniel Simons — 21 November 2014 at 1:23pm - Comments
Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior
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Woman and children on deck of Rainbow Warrior

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun appeared in the west. A bright, blinding glow engulfed the Island.

Inspired by history

Posted by Nikos — 10 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments
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It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.

Arctic 30: our Captain Fantastic

Posted by BunnyMcdiarmid — 15 October 2013 at 2:01pm - Comments
Peter Willcox on board Rainbow Warrior II
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Peter Willcox on board the Rainbow Warrior II

Pete Willcox, who has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard in Florida turning  the Warrior from a motor boat into a sailing boat and she turned really beautifully.

Pirates, Hotlines and Diego

Posted by simon clydesdale — 25 October 2012 at 2:52pm - Comments
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Some days just have it all.

A long day ends at 5am after my piracy watch onboard the Rainbow Warrior. We cross the Indian Ocean, moving through a piracy zone. Our security toolbox includes the eyes and ears of crew and campaigners onboard this beautiful vessel. My two hour stint was beneath a mind-bending lattice of stars and shooting stars striping the sky, with Orion’s belt crowning the massive A-frame that bestrides the Warrior.

Two-week Surveillance with Mozambique Govt Comes to an End

Posted by Fran G — 24 September 2012 at 2:09pm - Comments

Today our cooperation with Mozambique’s Ministry of Fisheries comes to an end after two weeks. As part of a ship tour of the Indian Ocean with the Rainbow Warrior that started in Mozambique, we have been patrolling a large portion of Mozambique’s waters and facilitating inspections of foreign fishing vessels that are targeting mainly tuna and endangered sharks.

Remembering the Warrior

Posted by hayley.baker — 10 July 2012 at 10:16am - Comments
The Rainbow Warrior sunk after being bombed by the French in 1985
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The Rainbow Warrior was bombed by the French secret service in 1985

Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour. That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of the day and the times, and of Fernando.

After Rio +20 - is there hope for change left?

Posted by Ruth — 22 June 2012 at 2:40pm - Comments
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The ‘Future We Want’ is nowhere to be found in the agreement which world leaders are currently rubber-stamping in Rio. Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo summed up the feelings of millions of us when he described the outcome as a ‘polluters charter that will cook the planet’. 

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

Posted by James Turner — 9 May 2012 at 4:16pm - Comments

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was established in colonial times and has become a thriving trade center ever since.

Brazil's Sarah Palin - will she support Zero Deforestation?

Posted by Pat Venditti — 16 April 2012 at 3:03pm - Comments
The Rainbow Warrior in the Amazon
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The Rainbow Warrior in the Amazon

As the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sailing down the Amazon I participated in an event that was very different from our day-to-day campaigning for Zero Deforestation in the Amazon. It was a suit and tie summit in London organized by the Financial Times and the Brazilian Government to discuss the future of Brazilian agriculture.  It was a star-studded affair with the heads of the Brazilian cattle, sugar cane, chicken, beef and orange juice associations, two government ministers, and Senator Katia Abreu, head of Brazil’s National Confederation of Agriculture.    

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