GP Intercepts Leiv Eiriksson Drill Rig

Photo | 30 May, 2011

The Greenpeace ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise intercept the Leiv Eiriksson drill rig in the north Atlantic en route to Greenland. The environmental campaigners have been involved in a week-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson the only oil rig scheduled to begin new off-shore drilling operations in the Arctic this year. The rig is due to start dangerous deep water drilling operations as early as next week. Financial investors in Scotland's Cairn Energy - the operators of the Leiv Eiriksson- are currently on a tour of the company's operations in the Arctic. 05/23/2011