05 December 2013, Brisbane - Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, a converted ex-Russian fire fighting ship will be docked in Brisbane this weekend as it prepares for a fact-finding tour along the Great Barrier Reef coast.
It will spend about a week gathering evidence on the devastating impact of coal port developments on the Reef and stories of people who will be impacted, including tourism operators and fishers.
Community members can attend a free public tour of the Esperanza between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December. There is an impressive array of technology on board and crew are available for a chat with the public. Spaces are limited, free tickets can be booked now: http://act.gp/1iuaTpx
What: Press Conference for launch of Greenpeace ship tour of threats to Great Barrier Reef When: 10am. Friday, 6 December 2013
Where: Ship berthed on the south side of the Brisbane River near the Gateway Bridge, 50 Paringa Rd, Murrarie
Spokespeople: Greenpeace Queensland Campaigner, Louise Matthiesson Esperanza Captain, Mike Fincken
Vision: one of largest ships in Greenpeace fleet berthed in Brisbane, Captain in control room, helipad and other boat features
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Media contact: Jane Garcia 0434 489 533