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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...

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...

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.

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...

Spain commits to action on stolen fish from West Africa, destined for European plates

Press release | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

Spanish officials today agreed that they would declare that a 200-tonne cargo of fish stolen from West Africa is illegal, when they receive official confirmation from Guinea - following six days of Greenpeace occupation and several hours of...

Greenpeace leaves a mark and casts a net of legal doubts on Icelandic ship

Press release | 6 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace called on Iceland and other members of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) to get their deep-sea fisheries mismanagement under control by branding the side of the Petur Jonsson, a 64-meter Icelandic bottom trawler with...

Greenpeace discovers pirate fisher companies fishing in international waters

Press release | 3 August, 2005 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship the Esperanza currently in the Northwest Atlantic area heard a routine radio call to all EU vessels fishing in the NAFO area (1). The Lootus II and the Madrus were called, suggesting that these boats are both back fishing...

Greenpeace, Jose Bové protest against genetically engineered soy on high seas

Press release | 25 January, 2005 at 1:00

This morning the Greenpeace-ship Esperanza intercepted the bulk carrier 'Golden Lion' 140 nautical miles off the coast of Portugal. The Golden Lion is transporting 30.000 tons of genetically engineered soy from Argentina to France. Onboard the...

Greenpeace halts deep sea destruction – the net result of bottom trawling

Press release | 12 November, 2004 at 1:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, have stopped an EU bottom trawling vessel from operating on the high seas of the North Atlantic.

How much more evidence does the United Nations need?

Press release | 25 October, 2004 at 2:00

Black-fleshed, luminous green-eyed sharks from the depths of the ocean lie dead on the deck of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza, yet another example of the failure of nations to protect deep sea life.

Campaigners step up oil rig protest with deployment of 'survival pod'

Press release | 22 September, 2010 at 14:33

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 22nd September 2010 – Greenpeace today extended its occupation of a giant oil drilling ship anchored a mile off Shetland, in the UK, by attaching a purpose built survival pod to the anchor chain, allowing the...

Defending Our Pacific 2011

Publication | 23 March, 2012 at 8:00

Summary of findings from the Esperanza's expedition, September - December 2011.

Pacific islands act to save tuna

Feature story | 21 May, 2008 at 2:00

Finally, some good news for tuna stocks and a first step towards protecting the Pacific Commons for future generations! Eight Pacific island countries have taken the most significant action ever to combat overfishing in the region.

100% of Japanese taxpayers support whaling - they just don't know it

Feature story | 20 February, 2008 at 1:00

Every year the Japanese government spends US$ 4.7 million of taxpayers' money to subsidise the whaling industry. Yet a new, Greenpeace commissioned, opinion poll reveals that 87 percent of the Japanese public are unaware of that fact.

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

Game: sail aboard a Greenpeace ship, win a trip

Feature story | 24 August, 2010 at 10:57

If you've ever wanted to take the wheel of the Esperanza to thread your way through Iceberg Ally in the Arctic -- as it's doing now to highlight risks of deepwater drilling -- or sail the Rainbow Warrior into close quarters with a ship dumping...

Greenpeace Exposes Tuna Pirate in the High Seas

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 2:00

Today Greenpeace exposed an illegal tuna purse seiner, the Queen Evelyn 168, in a pocket of international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. This Philippines-flagged vessel was at the site of a transfer of...

Alien VS. Predator

Press release | 1 November, 2004 at 1:00

Alien-like species of the deep are being destroyed by EU bottom trawlers despite pledges to protect them. At a press conference in Dublin today dozens of mysterious creatures from the deep ocean, including green-eyed sharks, spider crabs and blob...

IOTC fails to protect vulnerable Indian Ocean albacore tuna, sharks – Greenpeace

Press release | 10 May, 2013 at 20:50

Port Louis, Mauritius, May 10, 2013 – Greenpeace International condemned on Friday the lack of action by Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) members to halt the decline of the region's most vulnerable tuna species and for adopting inadequate...

#MisionVaquita's sea patrol comes to an end

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 3 August, 2015 1 comment

The findings from the Esperanza's most recent research spell trouble for the vaquita. For the past seven days, activists onboard the Esperanza have been patrolling the Gulf of California waters for illegal fishing nets. In that period,...

Greenpeace paints 'illegal' on South Korean ship Premier in Mauritian port protest

Press release | 21 April, 2013 at 11:24

Port Louis, Mauritius, April 21, 2013 – Seven Greenpeace International activists peacefully demonstrated in a Mauritian port on Sunday against a South Korean vessel accused of unlawful fishing in West African waters, demanding the Seoul...

Heading to sea to stop destructive fishing

Blog entry by François Chartier | 19 April, 2016 1 comment

The smell of fish is all around the Greenpeace Esperanza. We’ve been docked in Diego Suarez in Madagascar, getting ready to take on the tuna giant Thai Union again. Fittingly, there’s a fish processing factory right next to the ship...

Taking 400,000 people on a trip to the Indian Ocean

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 1 June, 2016

It was a sunny afternoon in April when the Esperanza left port in Madagascar six weeks ago. Its mission: to hunt down Thai Union's destructive fishing operations in the Indian Ocean. Perhaps because of everything achieved since then...

Activists at sea call ‘lights out’ on Thai Union’s destructive seafood supply chain

Press release | 25 May, 2016 at 19:11

Indian Ocean, 25 May 2016 – Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza chased a controversial vessel at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain from its moorings today, in the latest in a series of global protests against the tuna giant’s...

Whaling and protest resumes

Feature story | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

The crews of the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise are once again in action in the Southern Ocean after 10 days of no whales being killed. Expedition leader Shane Rattenbury said: "We caught up with the whalers again late last night and saw seven...

Unseasonal typhoons catch up with Shell's drill ship

Blog entry by Rob Taylor | 31 March, 2015

I can see the Polar Pioneer from the bridge – one of two rigs Shell has mobilised to cross the Pacific and head for the Arctic. It's been about three weeks since we last saw the Noble Discoverer, the other rig involved with Shells...

Greenpeace boards single-hull tanker in Gibraltar

Press release | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

Fishing piracy killing off Mediterranean tuna

Press release | 24 May, 2006 at 2:00

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean is being driven to the brink of extinction, by unscrupulous fishing piracy and ineffective management, a new Greenpeace report reveals today. The report, "Where have all the tuna gone?" highlights the need for...

Make Piracy History

Press release | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

After spending 73 days at sea defending the whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is preparing to set sail again, this time to turn world attention on the plague of pirate fishing (1). Every day, in every...

Defending Our Oceans, Protecting the Whales

Press release | 18 November, 2005 at 1:00

We are facing a growing wave of ocean extinction; our seas have reached a tipping point, with scores of species, fish, birds and mammals edging toward extinction (1). In response, Greenpeace is launching its most ambitious ship expedition ever to...

Greenpeace films shrimp boats bottom trawling near vulnerable soft corals

Press release | 2 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) to impose an immediate moratorium on high seas bottom trawling, so that vulnerable areas of deep-sea biodiversity that exist within its boundaries can be clearly...

US plutonium shipment arrives in France, increasing global nuclear weapons...

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, one of two lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear cargo ship - Pacific Pintail - arrived in Cherbourg today. French nuclear company Areva have stated to the press that...

Greenpeace activists block road to be used by US nuclear convoy

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the road to be used for transporting 140 kilograms of U.S. weapons plutonium after its imminent arrival in France. A truck was bolted and secured to the main road (D901) between the Cherbourg military port and...

Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium in bid to save orang-utans and tigers from...

Press release | 19 March, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the Belgian Government seize a huge cargo ship in the port of Antwerp loaded with timber from Indonesia's rainforests where logging is threatening the survival of orang-utans and tigers. Greenpeace boarded the ship...

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