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Iconic Rainbow Warrior to sail into Ostend and Antwerp
Greenpeace yacht Rainbow Warrior III is due to sail into Ostend and Antwerp from 27 September to 8 October, announced the environmental activist group on Tuesday.
The public is invited to step on board the emblematic vessel during its maiden voyage to Belgium, reports Belga.
Rainbow Warrior III is Greenpeace’s first boat to navigate mainly by wind and sail. The purpose-built motor-assisted sailing yacht has been plying European waters since June, campaigning for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
“Offshore wind plays an important role in the energy transition of Belgium. The production capacity along the Belgian coast should reach the equivalent of four large nuclear reactors by 2025. Thanks to good wind condition, offshore turbines can also strengthen the stability of the network. It’s therefore crucial to quickly connect wind farms to the network, at least before winter 2025,” said Greenpeace climate and energy expert Mathieu Soete.
Rainbow Warrior will stopover in Ostend from 27 September to 2 October and Antwerp from 4 to 8 October. Free guided tours of the boat are scheduled during the weekends of 28 & 29 September and 5 & 6 October. Visitors can discover the history of the Greenpeace fleet and life aboard the yacht. An entertainment village will also be accessible.
To register for visits and get more information, see rainbowwarrior.be
Photo: Rainbow Warrior III/Greenpeace