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    http://www.maritime-executive.com/ar...-in-the-arctic

    It seems Greenpeace is trying to stop Gazprom by attacking their rig.

    Hands up those who think it's all going to end in tears?
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

  • #2
    My hand is raised.

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    • #3
      Having been lucky enough to visit the Arctic I can understand their concerns, lets face it Russia's attitude to pollution in the face of industrial progress is balls, but then, would I attack a company with strong links to the old KGB? No, I'd imagine that would be a fundamentally bad idea.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ramfeild66 View Post
        Having been lucky enough to visit the Arctic I can understand their concerns, lets face it Russia's attitude to pollution in the face of industrial progress is balls, but then, would I attack a company with strong links to the old KGB? No, I'd imagine that would be a fundamentally bad idea.
        Attack a Russian company in general, especially one that's important for Russia economically!? There are quicker ways to commit suicide....
        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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        • #5
          Greenpeace are quite a powerful and influencial organisation, for the most part they exist with an enormous legal department, but actions like this are simply to ensure that they remain in the media. These kind of actions are symbolic more then anything.
          As a good hypocrite I do believe in their cause.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AncientMariner View Post
            These kind of actions are symbolic more then anything.
            I seem to remember that the French made a fairly symbolic gesture to Greenpeace a few years back, I can see a similarly symbolic gesture coming from Russia Gazprom soon.
            Go out, do stuff

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            • #7
              Will be interesting to see what happens, I had a friend work for them as ETO and was offered a job onboard (Rainbow Warrier???) and whilst I'm sure it's full of hippy girls, I imagine that I'd never get a decent job again at sea after that, nor pass a security clearance.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Clanky View Post
                I seem to remember that the French made a fairly symbolic gesture to Greenpeace a few years back, I can see a similarly symbolic gesture coming from Russia Gazprom soon.
                Very symbolic...
                I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                • #9
                  I can see the appeal of a contract on a Greenpeace ship, but like AncientMariner says, finding the next job would be difficult...

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                  • #10
                    well maybe work a contract in your leave and keep it off the cv
                    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                    • #11
                      Getting a job on a greenpeace ship would kill your career.

                      I've got a lot more respect for the folk that work on the whale wars boats, at least they are fighting for something within the bounds of reality.

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                      • #12
                        Greenpeace also demonstrate against whaling, and together with their legal department they have been immensely successful in a number of areas. I know what you mean about Whale Wars, but have you watched the show? They are incredibly amateur.

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                        • #13
                          Could you just ask them to not stamp your discharge book? Or is the whole idea getting experience so you can get a proper job?

                          theres also the mercy ships people, if you like that sort off thing.
                          "Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."

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                          • #14
                            I know someone who used to work for Greenpeace, who ended up working for Foreland Shipping as a sponsored reservist in the RNR, so not necessarily and as some one above has said, you could just not get them to stamp your discharge book and pretend you were in prison during that time.

                            Greenpeace genrally keep there protests either within the law, or on the fringes of the law, as for Sea Shepherd they are nothing but a bunch of pirates who should be hung in chains from the main mast of the nearest warship.
                            Go out, do stuff

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Clanky View Post
                              I know someone who used to work for Greenpeace, who ended up working for Foreland Shipping as a sponsored reservist in the RNR,

                              This raises questions about the competence of the Defence Vetting Agency! Unless he was an undercover agent of the authorities.

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