Russia finally releases Greenpeace ship

Ship held for close to a year by Russian authorities.

Russia releases Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship after ten months in captivity

Environmental organisation Greenpeace has announced the release of its Arctic Sunrise ship after being held for nearly a year by the Russian authorities.

The ship, dubbed Arctic 30, has left Murmansk port in Russia for its home port in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it will be assessed and repaired further.

In September 2013, the ship was taken into custody by the Russian authorities after two activists boarded a Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig to protest against its oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

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