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Greenpeace ship docks in Songkhla

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Greenpeace ship docks in Songkhla

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

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The flagship of Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior, has visited Thailand for the first time and is docked at Songkhla during its world tour to promote renewable energy and climate justice.

 

Greenpeace announced the arrival of the ship at Songkhla’s Samila Beach earlier on Tuesday for its visit on Sunday to campaign on climate issues and renewable-energy development in the region.

 

The environmental group said the crew intended to work with communities and activists to push for renewable energy development strategies in order to mitigate climate change and make sure southern Thailand remains free from coal-fired power plants.

 

The ship is showing a photo exhibition about the impact of climate change and the environmental work of Greenpeace. 

 

A 1-kilowatt solar panel, enough to power most domestic appliances, is on display at the exhibition.

 

Visitors are welcome to board Rainbow Warrior for a 30-minute tour. The ship plans to visit Phuket from June 9 to 12.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30345550

 
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They should rather dock on the shores of Pattaya or Hua Hin to assess the beach and seawater disaster....

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It didn't dock, it (according to the report) dropped anchor off Samila beach. To dock it would need to be alongside in Songkhla's port which is run by the Royal Thai Navy.

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1 hour ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

Just sink the boat and we would all be happy.

Geezer

A rather insensitive view... this ain’t New Zealand; their are no French Agents in the vicinity and Mr Periera has already weighed anchor!

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4 hours ago, tompelli said:

It didn't dock, it (according to the report) dropped anchor off Samila beach. To dock it would need to be alongside in Songkhla's port which is run by the Royal Thai Navy.

Since the berthing facilities at Songkla are extremely limited and can probably only handle vessels of maximum 100 m length, most larger boats drop the hook in the roads. Even smaller boats will prefer to anchor offshore just to save on berthing fees.

 

The port is run by the Marine Department of Thailand. The RTN does have a small berth for their near shore fleet on the port side going in.

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