Surely there should be a Rule 69 hearing against the sailors involved in this incident?
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A rubber boat with twelve activists would block the path of the sponsored by the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom yacht after the second turning point. The action should be a protest against the planned Gazprom drilling in the Arctic and for three weeks in jail in Russia 28 Greenpeace members and two journalists.
A Greenpeace spokesman said the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that the protest was not directed against the sailing world. "The problem is Gazprom. For the Arctic, and for all of us. "It is paradoxical that the boat been sailing under the European flag and consider the official symbol of innovation and efficiency of the continent. Gazprom will however cause with the planned exploitation of Arctic oil reserves, climate chaos on the planet.
Attack with the knife? A companion Esimit Greenpeace threatens to pierce the rubber boot. © Greenpeace
While the local police on jetskis abdrängte the Greenpeace boat and took up the identity of the activists also attacked the Esimit tender in the action a. Here, a member of the shore team was photographed in how it pulled out a knife.Apparently, the man threatened to pierce the rubber boot of the attackers.
The founder of the project Igor Esimit Simčič goes in the official press release does not elaborate on the incident. He says: "I feel I honored that the success of the project and his vision were recognized by the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who welcomed the team members the week before at the presidential palace and has the team put against his gratitude, to promote European cooperation . "
Jochen Schumann said after the race: "To be together with so many boats on the starting line, is really challenging, even dangerous. In combination with light winds, which were smaller yachts at an advantage, it was a difficult race. In the end I'm very happy that we won it. I'm with the performance of the team as well as very pleased with the boat. I look forward to now put to Malta to sail for the last challenge of the year, the Rolex Middle Sea Race, and on the way there to try to set a new distance record between Trieste and Valletta. "