Rainbow Warrior II's emotional handover ceremony

Today Greenpeace said goodbye to an old friend. At a ceremony in Singapore today our iconic protest vessel the Rainbow Warrior was transferred to Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO which will refit it for use as a hospital ship. It's the beginning of a new chapter for a vessel that’s been with us for 22 good years, traversing the world's oceans in defence of the environment.

It's the beginning of a new chapter for a vessel that’s been with us for 22 good years, traversing the world's oceans in defence of the environment. The Rainbow Warrior II will be renamed “Rongdhonu”, Bengali for Rainbow. Serving the coastal belt of Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal, the Rongdhonu will deliver 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.

(Continue reading: Rainbow Warrior II retires, finds second life as floating hospital)

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