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The Arrival of the Arctic Sunrise – Greenpeace Ship in West India Dock

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An interesting visitor in West India Docks is the MV Arctic Sunrise an Icebreaker ship operated by Greenpeace. It was built-in Norway in 1975 and was named Polarbjorn (Polar Bear). In more recent times however it has been involved in anti- whaling campaigns, one of the most famous when it collided with a Japanese Whaling ship in 2006.

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The Arctic Sunrise will be in London over the 8th and 9th June as part of the campaign for better European fishing laws.

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Environmental protection ships are not uncommon in the docks with in recent years the visits of the MV Steve Irwin and Rainbow Warrior.

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There are  no plans to open up the ship to the general public whilst in dock.

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