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Flotilla intercepts nuclear feighters at night


Flotilla intercepts nuclear feighters in the dead of night

Tasman Sea, July 22, 2002 - As predicted by Greenpeace and the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla, the two-armed UK nuclear freighters are sneaking through the flotilla protest line between Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. When darkness fell the nuclear freighters sped up to push through at midnight local time under the cover of night.

The flotilla was positioned in international waters when the Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal were picked up on radar sneaking through the protest line between SV Tiama and Fio Oko.

The Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla has launced an inflatable and is shadowing the ship to deliver its message of protest. On board is Ian Cohen, upper house memeber of the New South Wales Parliament.

"The fact that these feighters are pushing through us in the dead of night shows that they are humiliated by our presence. We may only be 10 boats but we carry the wishes and demands of millions of people, who want an end to the monstrous nuclear industry worldwide. We're now going to make sure that they get our message loud and clear," said New Zealand resident Henk Haazen of the Nuclear Free Seas Flotilla.

For further information:

Pia Mancia, Nuclear Free Flotilla (09) 372 6661 or 021 799 661 Bunny McDiarmid, Greenpeace Nuclear Campaigner 021 838 183 Mhairi Dunlop, Greenpeace Internaitonal Nuclear Press Co-ordinator +31 65 350 4731

Crew are available for interviews on:

SV Tiama Inmarsat # 00872 762639082

http://www.nuclearfreeflotilla.org


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