A few months ago i blogged about a benefit gig i photographed for the new Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior III. The ship has now been built. On 12th and 13th of November there boat tours of the ship as it visited London as part of it’s testing stage, and also to say thank you to all the supporters who donated money to fund the build. As Greenpeace get no corporate or government funding, then it’s quite amazing how many people donated money to have such a fine new ship built.
The Rainbow Warrior III is the first ever purpose built campaigning ship. It’s possibly the most environmentally friendly ship on the planet, can sail at around 15 knots, has masts over 50 metres high, is highly maneuverable, and has far too many technical details for me to remember, let alone talk about here.
I had the opportunity to visit the new ship on Saturday 12th. The tour was due to start at 5pm so i took in a photography exhibition along the way and arrived at around 4:15. It was almost dark by this time so there was no chance of getting any photographs of the ship overall, but with lighting on the ship i thought i could get something decent.
A Greenpeace video from the Rainbow Warrior III visit to London with comments from both Greenpeace people and visitors.