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  • A Taste of our own Medicine

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 24, 2005 at 10:49 11 comments

    We're no strangers to protesting, but we're accustomed to being the ones actually doing it. So when we docked off of Hyannis and welcomed supporters onto our Open Boats, it was ironic to see our opposition over the wind farm circling our ship, waving... Read more >

  • Now Showing: Global Warming Impacts

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 24, 2005 at 10:38 2 comments

    More than 300 locals came onboard the Arctic Sunrise for an Open Boat tour Friday. I was stationed at the gangway (what I insist on calling "the plank") allowing people to embark in small groups at a time, and asking others to wait for the next tour ... Read more >

  • Rinse in Cold Water on High

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 23, 2005 at 4:24

    After three full days of training, I had mastered driving our rigid inflatable boats. Nicolette (boat trainee) and I spoke to the captain and first mate of the Arctic Sunrise and suggested that we take over driving the ship as well. I mean, how dif... Read more >

  • A Rough Day at Sea

    Blogpost by nicole - September 22, 2005 at 9:38

    My second day of boat training was much more intense than the first. The water was very choppy, the sky was overcast and it lightly rained at times. You would think that even my pale, Irish skin wouldn't get sunburned on a day like today. You would... Read more >

  • Pirates! Avast!

    Blogpost by jhocevar - September 22, 2005 at 9:18
    "How can we break the f**king law, when there is no f**king law", the captain of the trawler called Murtosa screamed at us as we sat on the fishing net onboard his ship.

    That is exactly our point. As slim as our chances are that we'll be able to pro... Read more >
  • RIB University

    Blogpost by nicole - September 20, 2005 at 10:46

    On Sunday night, nine Greenpeace activists arrived on the ship after a weary day of travel. They will be spending a week onboard the Arctic Sunrise for training on our rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). The RIBs are what most people think of when t...

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  • Burning the Midnight Oil

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 17, 2005 at 21:33 5 comments

    It's 20 past midnight on Sunday morning. I volunteered to do a four-hour watch tonight in an attempt to score brownie points with the crew. The biggest advantage to doing a night watch is that you are exempt from the 7:30 wakeup call and the morning... Read more >

  • A Grand Entrance

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 16, 2005 at 5:41

    Anyone who has ever lived in a major city can appreciate the fine art of parallel parking. I, myself, am a master at squeezing my Mazda Protege seemingly effortlessly between two gas-guzzling SUVs. But parking a 163-foot ship on a 145-foot dock is a... Read more >

  • Pearls of Wisdom

    Blogpost by modiggitty - September 15, 2005 at 10:44

    I will be the first to admit that I am not a sailor. Port and starboard are relatively easy, but terms like chain locker, gypsy and lazarette might as well be equal parts brain surgery and rocket science. On the Arctic Sunrise, everything is so new a... Read more >

  • golf course colonialism

    Blogpost by jhocevar - September 14, 2005 at 15:10
    The Bahamas have long been one of the jewels of the Caribbean. A unique culture, spectacular coral reefs, abundant sharks and sea turtles, and dazzling beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Unfortunately, nothing is forever. The laid ba... Read more >

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