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Third ship on show

On 14 October, Greenpeace launched its third Rainbow Warrior in Berne-Motzen, Germany. Greenpeace’s first purpose-built campaigning ship, the Rainbow Warrior carries state-of-the-art communications equipment, two fast boats and can carry a helicopter. The motor-assisted 58m-long yacht has large sails which help keep her carbon footprint to a minimum, making her one of the most environmentally-friendly vessels of her class. The £14.6m construction cost of the new Rainbow Warrior (10-15% of Greenpeace’s total annual budget) was paid for by over 100,000 individual donations. The radio room has been designed to be able to withstand a special forces assault for at least 30 minutes. French intelligence sank the first Rainbow Warrior in 1985, killing Fernando Pereira.

Topics: Green