Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn’s Arctic Oil Rig


Greenpeace – TRANSCEND Media Service

In a small boat launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza Kumi Naidoo, the Executive Director of Greenpeace International crossed into an exclusion zone and scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 120 km off the coast of Greenland.

The boat driver evaded a Danish navy warship and delivered Kumi to the base of the rig where he climbed 30 metres up the outside of one of the platform’s giant legs, braving freezing torrents from the rigs water cannons to deliver a petition signed by 50,000 people asking to see Cairn’s secret oil spill response plan. He also delivered a personal demand that Cairn stop drilling for oil in the Arctic.

Right now, Kumi remains in custody in a Greenlandic jail, but you can leave a message here for him to read once he regains his freedom.



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