Rainbow Warrior II Handover Ceremony

Photo | 31 August, 2011

Captain Mike Finken hands over the Rainbow Warrior's life belt to symbolize the handover. The iconic protest vessel the Rainbow Warrior is transferred to Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO which will refit it for use as a hospital ship. After 22 years of traversing the world's oceans in defence of the environment, the ship will be renamed as Rongdhonu, Bengali for Rainbow. The ship will serve the coastal belt of Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal delivering primary and secondary medical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities of the world, communities that have little or no access to basic health care facilities. 08/16/2011