Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise – Ship of the Day

Transom of Greenpeace Vessel Artic Sunrise

I’ve recently been enjoying the Ship of the Day site over at blogspot. The site description tells the basics Greenpeace Ice Breaking“This site shows a particular Ship of the Day. The site will concentrate on ships entering the Port of Rotterdam on that same day.”

Today’s ship… Greenpeace’s “Artic Sunrisethe site tells us:

The Arctic Sunrise (IMO: 7382902, Port of Registry: Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is an ice-class vessel owned by Greenpeace. Ironically, before Greenpeace chartered the Arctic Sunrise it was once a seal hunting vessel. The Arctic Sunrise was built in 1975 by AS Vaagen Verft, Sweden as the Polarbjorn. She entered Greenpeace’s fleet in 1996. At the end of 1996, Greenpeace had prepared the Arctic Sunrise for the icy conditions of Antarctica. The vessel is 50 metres long, 12 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 949. Read More…

We here at gCaptain have mixed feelings about Greenpeace but can say they are not afraid to get in harms way… although their spelling could improve as their Arctic Sunrise page shows:

Manoeuvring directly into the missile’s path did not prevent the US from proceeding in 2000 to test its “Star Wars” missile defence system, which threatens to ignite a new nuclear arms race.

Or as this video shows after they discover a Japanese Whaling Fleet:

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