Greenpeace ship The Esperanza sails into Sunderland

A Greenpeace ship has pulled into the River Wear, sailing into Sunderland between the city’s two main piers.

Sunday, 20th September 2020, 10:29 am

The Esperanza is the largest and fastest vessel in the environmental group’s fleet.

A former Russian fire-fighting vessel, Greenpeace say the ship “has spent the last 15 years fighting environmental emergencies”.

It sailed into the city at around 4.45pm on Saturday, September 19.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sunderland. Picture by Anna Sheils.

In August Esperanza turned up at the Brent field in the UK North Sea to protest against Shell’s oil rig decommissioning plans.

Read More

Read More
Read more: Three fishermen rescued by RNLI of the Sunderland coast after 999 cal...

A message from the Editor:

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sunderland. Picture by Anna Sheils.

Subscribe to the Sunderland Echo website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Visit here to sign up. You can subscribe to the newspaper with 20% off here. Thank you.