Greenpeace blocks bulk carrier at France’s Port of Saint-Nazair

Activists with eco-campaign group Greenpeace blocked bulk carrier Cabrillo (IMO 9473315) from entering the port of Saint-Nazair, France on Monday June 7th as part of a protest against deforestation. The vessel was reported to be carrying soybeans from Brazil, sailing from the Port of Aratu in the state of Bahia, with 60,000 tonnes of soybean meal to feed farm animals.

Greenpeace said the protest was meant “to denounce the lack of action by French government on the question of imported deforestation.”

Upon its arrival at Saint-Nazaire, the ship was approached by activists in rigid hull inflatable boats who painted “stop deforestation” on the side of the ship’s hull. 2010-built, Liberia-flagged, 41,074 gt Cabrillo is owned and managed by FPS Cabrillo LLC of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is Orion Reederei GmbH of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Skuld (business unit Skuld Oslo 1) on behalf of Borealis Maritime Ltd