Greenpeace blocks tanker in Rotterdam

23rd November 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2007, ROTTERDAM – Demonstrators from Greenpeace have chained themselves to containers on a tanker in the Rotterdam port. The organisation wants to prevent the unloading of Indonesian palm oil on board the tanker Doroussa. About six rubber speed boat brought the 20 protestors to the ship. The tanker is not yet docked, but is heading for the Botlek area.

23 November 2007

ROTTERDAM – Demonstrators from Greenpeace have chained themselves to containers on a tanker in the Rotterdam port. The organisation wants to prevent the unloading of Indonesian palm oil on board the tanker Doroussa.
 
About six rubber speed boat brought the 20 protestors to the ship. The tanker is not yet docked, but is heading for the Botlek area. 

The tanker is destined for the company Vopak in Vlaardingen to unload the shipment of palm oil. "We want to prevent that," says André van der Vlugt of Greenpeace. There are also demonstrators on the dock near Vopak.

Greenpeace is outraged that millions of acres of forest is being destroyed in Indonesia to make way for palm oil plantations. The organisation wants the Dutch government to make sure that no forest has been destroyed for the palm oil being imported here.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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