The Rainbow Warrior 3 sails in to Nelly Bay (Photo taken from The Strand by Vivienne Weiss, Friday 12 April)
With great excitement, locals on Magnetic Island welcomed Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior 3!
She is presently anchored just off Bright Point at Nelly Bay. Come on down and celebrate this exciting event and support the protection of our great Great Barrier Reef - our opportunities to save it are running out.
Tomorrow (Saturday 13), 180 (pre-booked) locals will have the privilege of being taken onboard for a tour. Tomorrow will also provide a great opportunity for locals to meet and talk with the crew, and perhaps even Captain Peter Willcox*, at Nelly Bay terminal between 9am and 4pm. There will be an information display at Nelly Bay terminal, focusing on the current campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the proposed massive expansion of the coal industry, which threatens the reef directly through the development of ports and, indirectly, through climate change.
* Peter Willcox, captain of the ship, was also the captain of the original vessel which was sabotaged and sunk in New Zealand in 1985.
Click here for more info and live updates from Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior.
Click here to watch live webcam of the Rainbow Warrior.