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Greenpeace Blocks Freighter Loaded With Pulp

Sept. 17, 2007 - Greenpeace Canada on Friday said that it started a blockade of the freighter Jaeger Arrow from their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, in Quebec's Saguenay River near Chicoutimi.

According to Greenpeace, three of its activists are hanging from the ship's mooring lines while two other activists block the freighter in a zodiac boat to prevent its departure. "Save the Boreal Forest" has been painted on freighter's hull.

The ship is being loaded with pulp manufactured by SFK Pulp, which, Greenpeace says, is destined for processing at Stora Enso's mills in Germany and France.

"This blockade is a peaceful protest against destructive logging of the Boreal Forest and those companies who purchase unsustainable forest products," said Melissa Filion, a Greenpeace Canada forest campaigner onboard the Arctic Sunrise.

“Greenpeace is asking the logging companies to become Forest Stewardship Council certified and to end logging in the last remaining intact forest areas and caribou habitat,” Filion added.

SOURCE: Greenpeace




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