Pipe-laying vessel boarded on German island

During the morning of September 21st about 30 environmental activists from Greenpeace boarded pipe layer Castoro 10 (IMO 7503166) with several rigid inflatable boats. The 1976-built, Bahamas-flagged, 10,487 gt Castoro 10 had been laying pipes for the LNG terminal off the Baltic Sea island of Rügen, between the port of Lubmin and Mukran on Rügen, which is Germany’s largest island.

Four activists tied themselves to one of the pipeline pipes lying on the ship’s deck. A 40ft banner was rolled out which read “Gas destroys.”

Work was temporarily halted and the police were called.

The protest could constitute a criminal offense within the meaning of the Assembly Act.