231 The Rainbow Warrior

After the Second World War serious concern arose about the new nuclear weapons and about nuclear energy in general. In the early 1970s an organization that resisted American nuclear testing evolved into Greenpeace, which subsequently addressed far broader environmental problems. The new issues tackled gave rise to new action strategies, involving ships from the outset. In 1978 Greenpeace started using the – first – Rainbow Warrior, of which the log is presented here; in 1985 the ship was sunk by a French special unit.

Rainbow Warrior

Rainbow Warrior
2 May 1978- 16 June 1979
Logbook, 29 x 34
Greenpeace International (Amsterdam) Records, no1324

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Date: 
1978 - 1979
Number: 
231

Location

Auckland Harbour Auckland
New Zealand