Shell continues to be the target of environmental activitists. Following a 10-hour occupation of the Shell-contracted icebreaker Nordica in the Baltic Sea, Greenpeace activists were arrested for aggravated trespassing.
The Nordica was boarded on Thursday as it was leaving Sweden for Alaska. Swedish authorities were called to the scene as the Nordica altered its course, sailing in circles for a number of hours, before being escorted into a nearby port. Once there, the activists were removed by a SWAT team, and are now being held by police.
Officials with Greenpeace say this is the second time the Nordica has been boarded by activists from Greenpeace. The icebreaker was also boarded when it was in Helsinki, Finland.
The Nordica is sailing to Alaska to support Shell’s two drilling ships in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.