Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship on view in Canary Wharf
The first was blown up and the second is now a hospital ship but Greenpeace’s third Rainbow Warrior ship is on view in Canary Wharf until Sunday.
The environmental group has used two previous versions of the vessel to wage high-profile campaigns across the globe. Now it has built a Rainbow Warrior for the first time.
The 838 tonne, 60 metre ship arrived in the South Dock on Tuesday after its maiden voyage from Amsterdam.
Thousands of visitors are set to board the ship during its east London stay.
John Sauven, the executive director of Greenpeace, said: “Just over three decades ago the first Rainbow Warrior was launched from the River Thames.
“The new Rainbow Warrior will be vital in supporting the millions of people around the world committed to environmental protection and social justice.”
The ship has a helicopter landing pad, satellite communication systems and uses heat from its engines to heat water and the cabins.
- 1 Man 'seriously injured' after e-scooter fall
- 2 Canary Wharf Underground station stabbing leaves man in hospital
- 3 Investigation under way after fire and explosion at Shoreditch block
- 4 Jailed: Eight east London offenders locked up in July
- 5 Teenager, 17, arrested after car crashes into Bow apartment building
- 6 'Ruthless' killer sentenced for Isle of Dogs murder
- 7 Archie Battersbee dies: Hospital staff showed 'extraordinary compassion'
- 8 Man reportedly 'chased by moped rider with large knife' in Poplar
- 9 Man convicted of stabbing Mohamed Ensser to death on Isle of Dogs
- 10 E-scooter rider named and man arrested over fatal Canary Wharf crash
The two previous Rainbow Warriors were refitted from existing ships.
The first, launched in 1978, was a converted British fishing trawler.
It was blown up by French special forces in New Zealand in 1985 as campaigners tried to stop French H-bomb tests.
The second was retired in August and donated to a Bangladeshi organisation.
In its history, the ship has been used in campaigns against commercial whaling, deforestation in the Amazon and the dumping of hazardous chemicals in the sea.
The ship is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
To register in advance for a tour visit www.greenpeace.org.