Environmental activists have sailed out to confront a seismic testing ship looking for drilling spots off the east coast.
Statoil and Chevron’s Amazon Warrior is 125 metres long and supported by two smaller vessels – New Zealand fishing ship the Ocean Pioneer and Panama-registered Maria G.
“It’s been refusing to come into port – it’s been very hard to protest against, so we decided to go out to it,” Greenpeace spokeswoman Kate Simcock told Newshub.
“We got up to about 500m of them. We were really there to bear witness to this climate crime.”
Greenpeace wants the Amazon Warrior gone.
“Sixty thousand people have signed on to an open letter to Statoil and Chevron, the oil companies who have brought this ship here and are exploring for oil – it was a very clear message they needed to cease the operation immediately and leave.”
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