25 May '11, 8pm

Greenpeace ships approach Greenland oil rig - Yahoo! News

Greenpeace says two of its ships are in a "tense standoff" with a Danish naval ship that is guarding an oil rig off the western coast of Greenland, where Cairn Energy is drilling for oil and gas. The environmental activist group said Tuesday that a 120-metre-long NATO warship is protecting the Leiv Eiriksson, one of two drilling vessels that Cairn Energy is using for its Arctic offshore exploration program this year. Greenpeace activists aboard the ships Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise found the rig and its escort ship late Monday about 322 kilometres west of Greenland's coast in Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, the group stated in a release. The group, which believes offshore drilling puts the Arctic at risk of a major oil spill or other environmental accident, says its two ships are following the Leiv Eiriksson as it heads north. "I'm looking at [the] ice-choked waters of Baffi...

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