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Netherlands: 'Arctic Sunrise' returns from Russia01:33

Netherlands: 'Arctic Sunrise' returns from Russia

Netherlands, Amsterdam
August 9, 2014 at 00:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' arrived in its home port of Amsterdam Saturday, after over 10 months in custody in Murmansk, Russia following a protest against Arctic oil drilling. The vessel was greeted by dozens of people who turned out for its return.

The return of the ship also offered a chance for a reunion of the members of the 'Arctic 30,' the Greenpeace activists who in September 2013 were detained by the Russian state after attempting to scale a Gazprom oil rig in the Pechora Sea.

A Greenpeace crew, lead by captain Daniel Rizzotti, was granted access to the ship on June 27 and spent three weeks making the ship sea worthy, Greenpeace said in a statement. Following initial repair works, the Arctic Sunrise was able to sail under its own power again. It will next go to a shipyard for a thorough assessment of its condition and the necessary repairs.

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The Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' arrived in its home port of Amsterdam Saturday, after over 10 months in custody in Murmansk, Russia following a protest against Arctic oil drilling. The vessel was greeted by dozens of people who turned out for its return.

The return of the ship also offered a chance for a reunion of the members of the 'Arctic 30,' the Greenpeace activists who in September 2013 were detained by the Russian state after attempting to scale a Gazprom oil rig in the Pechora Sea.

A Greenpeace crew, lead by captain Daniel Rizzotti, was granted access to the ship on June 27 and spent three weeks making the ship sea worthy, Greenpeace said in a statement. Following initial repair works, the Arctic Sunrise was able to sail under its own power again. It will next go to a shipyard for a thorough assessment of its condition and the necessary repairs.

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