Last in the series. Rien Achterberg has seen Greenpeace ships come and go for 38 years. He was aboard the first Rainbow Warrior when she was bombed in Auckland harbour by French agents trying to foil our campaign against nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.
The Rainbow Warrior sails into a Force 7 gale to test her sailing rig against the elements.
Episode 1 of Greenpeace’s web video series ‘Stories from the Rainbow Warrior’. You’ll see the maiden voyage through the eyes of our youngest activists, the New Hands on Deck: www.facebook.com/newhandsondeck. It’s our way of saying ‘Thank you’ and to show off what 100,000+ of you bought when you funded the ship bolt by bolt, cleat by cleat, and sail by sail.
Helene, of the New Hands on Deck, talks about the rigours of life aboard a Greenpeace ship.
See the maiden voyage of Greenpeace’s newest ship through the eyes of their newest activists, the New Hands on Deck.
Harmony Lambert, one of the New Hands on Deck, has native American roots and was raised in the Chumash native American tradition. In the 7th episode of our web mini-series, Stories from the Rainbow Warrior, Harmony retells the story of the Warriors of the Rainbow, and talks about the meaning of activism.
Harmony is going to be on-board the launch tour of the Rainbow Warrior III, and in this video is visiting the shipyard where the new flagship is being built.
Helene Hansen from Copenhagen, Denmark, is an activist and volunteer for Greenpeace. She has been on board the Rainbow Warrior II, and she is going to be one of the first people on board the Rainbow Warrior III. In this video she talks about how important it is to protect the world’s oceans.
Sean Xiyu Lang, from Beijing, took a very active part in the last voyage of Rainbow Warrior II, and is going to be onboard the very first trip of the new Rainbow Warrior III. In this video, he is visiting Rainbow Warrior III under construction in Germany and explains why he is involved with Greenpeace and what difference he hopes our new ship will make to the world.
Seychelle Cloutier Collard lives in Montreal, Canada and leads a team of street recruiters. She is in Bremen, Germany to visit the shipyard, where Greenpeace’s new flagship is being build, talking about her involvement with Greenpeace, which takes us to the large tar sands fields in Alberta.