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Our new campaigning vessel | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

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Ship just got real – we’ve got a boat!

 

From April 2024, the very first Greenpeace Australia Pacific vessel will set sail in the turquoise waters around Australia and the Pacific. 

 

With the help of an incredibly generous donor, we’ve purchased a 68ft blue water sailing boat. It’s no leisure cruiser. It’s built for speed, for the open water, to take on those who threaten the future of our blue planet.

Greenpeace Australia Pacific's new sailing vessel on open water

Our new campaigning vessel after arriving in Sydney

 

It has recently made its way from France all the way to its new home in Australia Pacific waters. It’s currently undergoing a makeover and refit to ensure it’s up to the best possible standard for our ocean campaigns.

 

A love for our oceans lies at the heart of who we are at Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

 

Our first ever action in 1977 involved activists using inflatable zodiacs to blockade a whaling station in Albany, Western Australia. This action helped to bring an end to whaling in Australian waters, and spelled the birth of Greenpeace in Australia and later the Pacific.

A black and white historic photo of activists on board a small inflatable boat in front of a whaling station

1977: Greenpeace’s first action in Australia. Activists used inflatable zodiacs to blockade a whaling station in Albany, Western Australia.

 

And now, our fight to protect whales and every creature that calls the ocean home has never been greater.

 

Which is why we need this vessel to help win campaigns and safeguard our oceans.

 

As our Head of Field Operations Chris Hay put it: you can’t save the oceans without getting your feet wet.

 

Now that we have this incredible campaigning asset, we need to raise funds to help power our new vessel to victory. There’s a lot at stake:

 

 

It won’t be long until our boat is ready for campaigning at sea – and you can be part of this next phase of history at Greenpeace Australia Pacific. 

 

Donate now to help get our boat on the water and protecting our beautiful oceans.

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Greenpeace Australia Pacific

By Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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