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Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Detained for Blocking Drilling Rig

3 15.06.2015 Инфо

The US Coast Guard says it has detained several protesters in kayaks who tried to block Royal Dutch Shell’s drill rig as it leaves Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.
Lieutenant Dana Warr says several people were detained Monday, mostly for violating the safety zone around the vessel. Greenpeace spokeswoman Cassady Sharp says about a dozen “kayaktivists” paddled out around 4am and formed a blockade. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith says the rig is on its way to Alaska and the company remains “committed to operating in a safe, environmentally responsible manner”.