New Video Shows Russian Forces Boarding Greenpeace Vessel Arctic Sunrise

Mike Schuler
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November 8, 2013

Greenpeace has released this previously unseen footage allegedly showing a Russian boarding team rappelling onto the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in the Pechora Sea.

As gCaptain reported, Russian special forces boarded the Greenpeace ship in international waters on September 19, a day after two Greenpeace protesters scaled the Prirazlomnaya arctic oil platform. After seizing the vessel and detaining the crew, Russian investigators charged a total 30 people with hooliganism to replace original charges of piracy, which is punishable by up to 15 years in jail.

In the final moments of video you can see what appears to be the Arctic Sunrise being towed to the port of Murmansk by a Russian Coast Guard vessel, which ironically is seen at the end of the rainbow.

Here are some more photos for your reference:

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A Russian Coast guard officer approaches a Greenpeace International activist as five activists attempt to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya,’ an oil platform operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom platform in Russia’s Pechora Sea.
© Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace
A Russian Coast Guard vessel fires a warning shot. Image (c) Greenpeace
A Russian Coast Guard vessel fires a warning shot. Image (c) Greenpeace
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Image taken by a crew member onboard the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise shows the Russian Coast Guard vessel Ladoga towing it towards Murmansk. Image
© Greenpeace
Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" (C) is seen anchored outside the Arctic port city of Murmansk, on the day when members of Russian Investigation Committee conducted an inspection onboard the Greenpeace ship, in this September 28, 2013 handout provided by Greenpeace. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace/Handout via Reuters
Greenpeace ship “Arctic Sunrise” (C) is seen anchored outside the Arctic port city of Murmansk, on the day when members of Russian Investigation Committee conducted an inspection onboard the Greenpeace ship, in this September 28, 2013 handout provided by Greenpeace. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace/Handout via Reuters
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