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The Esperanza

Topic | 9 November, 2007 at 13:28

Launched in February 2002, the Esperanza is the largest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet, replacing the now retired Greenpeace. Esperanza (Spanish for "hope") is the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site.

Our Ships

Topic | 12 September, 2008 at 15:58

The Greenpeace fleet of ships is a unique asset in the battle to save planet Earth and protect the global commons. Our ships are used at the forefront of Greenpeace campaigning, often sailing to remote areas to bear witness and take action...

Go Beyond Oil

Topic | 9 August, 2010 at 18:42

We need a team of passionate crew members that will demand clean energy solutions, who are ready to take action with us.

Greenpeace activists board EU trawler on third day of high seas action

Press release | 27 October, 2004 at 2:00

Activists from Greenpeace International today climbed onto the nets of a European Union bottom trawling vessel in the North Atlantic while she attempted to land her destructive haul, as part of an ongoing protest against deep sea destruction and...

Pirates of the Mediterranean

Feature story | 24 May, 2006 at 2:00

Careful me hearties, the Esperanza soon be sailin' in waters infested by tuna pirates. No these don't be swashbuckling fish. These be humans plundering the bluefin tuna - treasure of the Mediterranean!Pirate talk aside, the fate of...

Greenpeace captures first underwater images of Amazon Coral Reef

Press release | 28 January, 2017 at 3:21

Amapá state, Brazil, 28 January 2017 - Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a 9500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean – an area that the...

Esperanza investigates agrotoxics in the Gulf of California

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 14 August, 2015 1 comment

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on the second leg of its tour in the Gulf of California, investigating toxic chemicals associated with agriculture. Last week, activists sent a message to food companies Bimbo, La Costeña, and...

The Amazon Reef: Brazil’s newly discovered and already threatened treasure

Blog entry by Thaís Herrero | 26 January, 2017 1 comment

We’ve launched a new campaign to defend the Amazon Reef, a unique and largely unknown biome that may be soon threatened by oil exploration In the far north of Brazil, where the Amazon River meets the sea, there is a...

Our oceans, our responsibility

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 24 February, 2017 1 comment

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many...

The beauty of West Africa’s ocean is overwhelming

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | 4 May, 2017

Sailing across the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I...

I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 27 April, 2017 2 comments

Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone It was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilograms of shark fins we had found...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza targets Thai Union’s destructive fishing in Indian Ocean

Press release | 18 April, 2016 at 18:35

Indian Ocean, 18 April 2016 - Today, the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, launched an expedition in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union.

Greenpeace holds GE soya importers responsible for their actions

Press release | 10 May, 2004 at 2:00

Seventy Greenpeace activists this morning uncovered thousands of tonnes of Genetically Engineered (GE) soya in warehouses in the Italian port of Ravenna. Recent samples taken from one of the warehouses have proven to be GE positive. Activists...

Whaling season over

Feature story | 28 February, 2007 at 1:00

Today the whaling fleet crossed the 60 degree latitude, leaving the whaling grounds behind - at least for this season. Officials in Tokyo have finally acknowledged publicly that the deadly fire crippling the fleet's factory ship means an early...

Update from aboard the Esperanza

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 1:00

Rossano, a cook on the MV Esperanza, tells about his moving experience of meeting with a survivor of the Bhopal disaster during the ship's stop in France.

Sicilian toxic emergency

Feature story | 11 November, 2002 at 1:00

If you live on an island, land is likely a precious commodity. That's precisely the case in Sicily, the latest stop in the MV Esperanza's Mediterranean tour. The Italian government has declared a "waste state of emergency" on the island. In a way...

Archbishop Tutu blesses the Esperanza

Feature story | 23 August, 2002 at 2:00

Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined the call for a clean, nuclear free future from the deck of the Greenpeace vessel Esperanza today as the ship and crew continued their work in the run up to the Earth Summit next week.The Noble Peace Prize winner...

The "get lost zone" - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 30 May, 2014 15 comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's Petroleum Ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

How palm oil companies like IOI have set Indonesia on fire

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | 27 September, 2016

This morning, while most of the Netherlands was still asleep, my colleague Nilus and I - along with dozens of Greenpeace activists - slipped into Rotterdam’s port facilities. The temperature is just eight degrees celsius, my first time...

The battle against destructive fishing goes from sea to shelf

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 19 May, 2016

One of the defining symbols of Greenpeace is our ships. The ability to reach areas of the world that are inaccessible to others is what allows this global movement to tackle environmental malfeasance head-on, wherever it takes place. ...

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