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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrives in Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 24, 2018   /   05:48 pm
Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior arrives in Jakarta Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship docks at Benoa Port in Denpasar, Bali on April 13 . (Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

One of the world's most environmentally friendly ships, Rainbow Warrior, a protest vessel owned by international environmental group Greenpeace, arrived in Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Monday, to campaign for the improvement of air quality and the reduction of plastic waste in Jakarta for a week.

Hindun Mulaika, the climate and energy team leader at Greenpeace Indonesia, said the organization decided to dock in Jakarta because it was the center of the Indonesian government.

Greenpeace hoped for Jakarta to start using renewable energy and set an example for other regions, he said.

There will be a simulation of the use of renewable energy, such as solar energy, inside the boat.

Previously, Rainbow Warrior stopped in Papua for a month and in Bali for four days.

While sailing from Bali to Jakarta, the captain of the ship, Pete Wilcox, said he was surprised that the sea was polluted by plastic waste.

“We may see more waste than fish in the future,” Pete said according to tempo.co.

Therefore, Greenpeace said it hoped for Jakarta to soon reduce its use of plastic to stop the pollution.

Meanwhile, Greenpeace invited local residents to board the 63-meter ship.

“We invite residents and students to see the boat,” Greenpeace climate and energy staff member Didit Haryo Wicaksono said. (cal)