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Rainbow Warrior has arrived at STP Shipyard Palma
Some days ago, the mytical Raibow Warrior -one of the four vessels of GREENPEACE- has arrived at STP Shipyard Palma to perform some repair and maintenance Works. Over 23 days of their stay, they have been performing several maintenance works in generators and rigging, also changing foils and re heading the rods.
The offices of Greenpeace in Amsterdam have coordinated the entrance of Rainbow Warrior in the shipyard together with all tasks necessary for the maintenance and repair of this vessel for the inspection that will receive soon, and which repeats every 5 years.
Hettie Geenen, captain of this NGO flagship, says that "during the last visit to STP we saw that it was a good place to repair rigs. There is good space, we can work comfortably and there are many workshops and businesses to choose ".
Its current crew consists of 16 people of 16 different nationalities who collaborate with the repair and maintenance Works, and during campaign season, crew increases up to 32 people, including journalists, campaign managers and activists.
The next campaign scheduled for Rainbow Warrior, aims to promote sustainable energy. It will begin sailing aroun Lebanon, continuing through Turkey, Italy, Tunisia, ending in Morocco which this year hosts the climate summit COP22 (Conference of Parties) from 7th to 18th November.
This Warrior is the third vessel that carries this powerful name as a tribute to its ancestors which fought in the seas and achieved major milestones for the environment. Its construction was made possible thanks to the contributions of millions of people worldwide, and its design placed special emphasis on ecology, hence mainly use the wind to sail. Its A-frame masts of 55 meters high allow to have greater capacity to sail (nearly 1,300 m2) than with a conventional mast of the same size.
Rainbow Warrior is one of the 720 yachts that have gone through STP Shipyard Palma along this year 2016, and one of the 3.900 yachts that have already been in STP since its inception in 2007.