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SOUTHPORT, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world.

This is the third ‘Rainbow Warrior’ ship in Greenpeace history. The first was bombed by the French Navy in 1985. Over the past 40 years Greenpeace ships have been used in missions as diverse as blocking illegal timber shipments, confronting whalers, and conducting scientific research in the Arctic.

Students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be volunteering over the weekend, to promote the use of renewable energy brought in their home state. The students plan to launch a new campaign from the ship calling on UNCW to move to 100% renewable energy.

After Southport The Rainbow Warrior will visit and Ft Lauderdale and St. Petersburg before heading to Brazil for the UN “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro in June.

The ship will be open to the public on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of February between 10am and 4pm.

The ship will be anchored in the Cape Fear River with free shuttle boat service provided from the Southport Yacht Basin. Please wear closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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4 Comments on "New Greenpeace ‘Rainbow Warrior’ flagship coming to Southport"

2015 years 10 months ago

And why is this even news? This is a radical activist organization that should not be welcome in our region.And why is UNCW involved?

2015 years 10 months ago

Extreme change is needed in every region and everyone should be involved in switching to clean renewable energy sources (like solar and wind) because dirty non-renewable energy sources (like coal and nuclear) are negatively impacting the human race in so many ways!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

the work they do is needed and saving God’s living creatures should be everyones concern

2015 years 10 months ago

The flag ship that was sunk in 85 wasn’t sunk by the navy but by two agents of the French foreign intelligence services.



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