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Jakarta Post

'Rainbow Warrior III' to make first visit to Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 7, 2013   /  02:14 pm

The new Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior III, will sail from Papua to Jakarta from May 9 to June 10, on a tour entitled '€œ100% Indonesia: protecting our forests and oceans together.'€

'€œThe Rainbow Warrior has been the heart and soul of Greenpeace global campaigning for over 30 years,'€ said Longgena Ginting. '€œShe'€™s been raided, rammed, shot at and bombed, but the spirit of the Rainbow Warrior is as strong as ever.

'€œIndonesia is home to some of the world'€™s richest oceans and most pristine forests. This year, the Rainbow Warrior III will sail on a journey to tell the whole world of the beauty of Indonesia, and the need to protect our natural assets,'€ he added.

The first Rainbow Warrior was launched in 1978 and blown up by the French in 1985. The second visited Indonesia three times, in 2004 during the UN Convention on Biological Diversity; in 2005, carrying supplies to tsunami-hit areas; in 2007, sailing with hundreds of local fishing boats in Bali during the UN conference on climate change.

The new Rainbow Warrior is the first designed specifically for Greenpeace and is one of the most environmentally-friendly ships ever built.

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