Turkey: Greenpeace Activists Climb Aboard Leiv Eiriksson Rig
The environmental group said Friday activists used speedboats to intercept and climb aboard the Leiv Eiriksson as it left Istanbul. The group said activists had unfurled a banner reading: “Stop Arctic destruction.”
Greenpeace said activists were prepared to occupy the rig for days. It said the oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy, has “a very short window in which to drill their four new exploratory wells” due to extreme weather conditions in the Arctic.
Posted on April 22, 2011, in Arctic, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas - offshore, Turkey and tagged Arctic, Associated Press, Black Sea, Cairn Energy, environment, Greenland, Greenpeace, Istanbul, Natural Gas, Offshore drilling, oil, Oil & Gas - offshore, Oil platform, Turkey. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.