Greenpeace intercepts oil rig

Photo | 23 May, 2011

23 May 2011 - North Atlantic Ocean. The Greenpeace ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise intercept the Leiv Eiriksson drill rig in the north Atlantic en route to Greenland. Greenpeace have been involved in a week-long hunt for the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson, the only oil rig scheduled to begin new off-shore drilling operations in the Arctic this year. The rig is due to start dangerous deep water drilling operations as early as next week. Financial investors in Scotland's Cairn Energy - the operators of the Leiv Eiriksson - are currently on a tour of the company's operations in the Arctic. Read more