Why Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior sailed past West Seattle

October 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Thanks to Carolyn Newman for the photo of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior passing West Seattle earlier today. It’s docked at Pier 66, but it’s not here for a protest – it’s here on an official, pre-scheduled visit, and will be offering tours on the downtown waterfront this weekend – details here.


  1. Carolyn,
    Thank you for sharing this magnificent photograph.

    Comment by vanessa — 8:55 pm October 22, 2013 #

  2. Pirates.

    Comment by joe — 2:27 pm October 23, 2013 #

  3. The Rainbow Warrior should more accurately be considered what used to be called, back in the days when pirates ruled many of the world’s oceans, a “privateer,” a non-governmental ship; one that is taking on the mission the government of nations either can’t, or won’t take upon themselves. Imagine how Mr. Putin would react to a U.S. Navy destroyer commanding a Russian whaling ship to cease-and-desist.

    The pirates are the modern-day whalers, who continue to flaunt the expressed desire by many of the world’s governments to cease killing marine mammals into extinction. The Rainbow Warrior is defending the world’s oceans from those who might understand the cost of everything, but know the value of nothing.

    Comment by Terry Parkhurst — 6:25 pm October 23, 2013 #

  4. Here, here Terry!

    Comment by Shoshana Myers — 7:08 pm October 23, 2013 #

  5. Yay Greenpeace. A group of people from nations around the globe standing up to government and corporations alike for common sense and the environment. You have left a long trail of good deeds. Welcome back to Seattle!

    Comment by Gordy — 11:12 pm October 23, 2013 #

  6. Saving the Bering Sea from overfishing is a win for the planet and a win for the long-term survival of fishing jobs in the Pacific Northwest (and a win for consumers of wild fish)

    THANK YOU Greenpeace and a WARM WELCOME to Seattle!

    Comment by West Coaster — 11:07 pm October 25, 2013 #

  7. Green peace has nothing to do with the implementation of
    Sustainable fishing practices in Alaska
    They are not saints
    And a good portion of the time they are well intentioned but not well informed

    Comment by Ornery — 12:28 am October 27, 2013 #

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