EU: Forest Crime ship ‘Isola Corallo’ is greeted by Greenpeace

Remember the palm oil tanker which the Esperanza prevented from
docking in Indonesia last month? That same tanker – the Isola Corallo
– arrived in European waters on Christmas Eve en route to Rotterdam,
and was met by a group of Greenpeace activists who painted ‘Forest
Crime’ along its hull.

I was on board the Esperanza during that first
Indonesian action against the Corallo and it’s brilliant to see this
tanker – which is carrying 29,000 tonnes of palm oil belonging to
Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest producer – becoming the centre of
attention once more here in Europe. It draws a thick line across the
globe between the causes of deforestation in Indonesia and demand for
products like palm oil on this side of the world. Read the full story
on the Greenpeace South East Asia website and find out more about the
Indonesian end of the story in our latest podcast.

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