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Moruroa: Journey into the bomb

Page | April 28, 2005 at 7:28

In June of 1972, David McTaggart raised a pair of binoculars from the deck of his 38-foot ketch, Vega. He and two crew had been 70 days at sea, and they were stationed in the forbidden zone outside Moruroa, the Pacific atoll where the French...

Statoil’s deafening silence

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | December 12, 2014

Statoil has seen a lot of Greenpeace this week but so far its staying schtum in response to New Zealanders calling on it to ‘go home’. However, that deafening silence does not extend to the deep waters off the Northland coast right...

Chris Robinson, 1951 - 2008

Blog entry by Nick | September 17, 2008

Chris Robinson, Lloyd Anderson, David McTaggart, Tony Marriner and Brice Lalonde on Greenpeace vessel “Vega” before heading to Moruroa to stop a nuclear weapons test. (Originally posted by Brian Fitzgerald from Greenpeace...

David McTaggart audio diary on eve of nuclear blast.

Generic multimedia item | December 17, 2004 at 0:00

David McTaggart's audio diary from Vega, his 38-foot Ketch hove-to in the forbidden zone of an imminent atmospheric nuclear test. Earlier this day, McTaggart had seen the balloon carrying the test device aloft over Moruroa. He and his crew...

Podcast: In the shadow of a nuclear bomb

Generic multimedia item | December 6, 2006 at 23:22

The fifth Podcast for Peace episode features an audio tape David McTaggart made in 1972 from his sailing ship, Vega, as it lay hove-to in the shadow of a French nuclear weapons test that he was attempting to stop with his presence.

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