Russian Authorities Board Greenpeace Protest Ship in Arctic | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

MOSCOW, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Greenpeace accused Russia on Monday of trying to block its protest against offshore drilling in the mineral-rich but ecologically fragile Arctic after Russian coastguards boarded its vessel.

The environmental lobby group said Russian officials boarded its icebreaker Arctic Sunrise after activists with banners reading “Save the Arctic” piloted motor boats toward an oil exploration vessel working for Russia’s top oil producer, the state-controlled Rosneft, and global major ExxonMobil.

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