ESPERANZA The Greenpeace Ship

ESPERANZA The Greenpeace Ship

Today…I went to see the Greenpeace ship called ESPERANZA with Klab Main. This ship can be seen by public only for one day which is today from 1 pm to 4 pm. We saw the ship at Tanjung Priok Port.

It’s quite fun trip with all the little children. One of my nephew feel dizzy being on board because this is the first time he get on a ship.

The Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA sailing around Indonesia taking part on “Forest for Climate” campaign. Esperanza is the biggest ship owned by Greenpeace and at this journey they want to defend the natural rain forest in Papua. According to the campaign director of Southeast Asia Greenpeace, Shailendra Yashwant, Esperanza`s visit to Indonesia was meant to urge the government to implement a moratorium soon on all forms of forest conversion, including industrial deforestation, expansion of oil palm plantations, and other activities which can cause deforestation.

Esperanza sailed for the first time in Indonesia and will be around for 2 months. They start the journey from Jayapura on Oktober 6th 2008 and remain until November 15th 2008. On its journey to Indonesia, the ship will have Madeline Habib as captain.

Esperanza is the biggest ship in Greenpeace’s fleet. Launched in February 2002, it is 72m long and can cruise at a maximum speed of 16 knots. It’s a motorized one. This ship has been modified into a environmental friendly ship. Unfortunately we can’t see it 🙁 

* all the information based on my experience, Antara News, and greenpeace website.

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