Greenpeace seizes Shell test drilling ship

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Geenpeace activists in New Zealand have occupied a ship that is to carry out test drills off the Alaskan coast for Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell.

The ship was due to sail on Sunday but has been delayed as a result of the action by the environmental group. Greenpeace says it fears an oil leak will cause an environmental catastrophe in the North Pole. The group says it's impossible to clean up an oil spill there.

Greenpeace says Shell has already received 123,000 protest emails. The head of Shell in New Zealand, Rob Jager, says the company will go ahead with the test drilling. He said the project meets all environmental and security requirements.

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