Activists board the Leiv Eiriksson rig

Photo | June 27, 2011

04 June 2011, Arctic. Off the coast of Greenland, five inflatable speedboats launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza carring a delegation of 18 Greenpeace activists to the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson. Greenpeace is demanding to see a copy of the rig’s Oil Spill Response Plan - which Cairn Energy have so far refused to publish, going against all industry norms. Experts say the freezing temperatures and remote location mean a deep water blow-out here in the Arctic would be an irreversible disaster. Read more

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