Jon Andreas Bergstrom, volunteer deckhand from Sweden

Photo | 4 June, 2011

Andreas is an Arctic guide who lives in Svalbard.


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On 4 June 2011, Andreas boarded Cairn's oil rig off the coast of Greenland, and locked himself securely in a crane cabin.  While he’s there, with three others, they are preventing the rig from re-starting drilling operations.

Andreas explained why he is taking action via radio to our ship the Esperanza:

“It’s going to be extremely difficult to get me out of here. There are two big locks on the door. We scaled this rig to demand the oil spill response plan but they’ve refused to even tell us if they have one.

Cairn Energy are simply unable to tell the world how they’d deal with a BP-style Arctic spill, so we’re going to stay here and stop them drilling for as long as we can. While I’m in this crane cabin this beautiful fragile environment is safe from this deep water oil rig.

The only guarantee of safety is for the drills to be shut down permanently.”