OH, THE IRONY!
Greenpeace Damages Coral Reef (11/1/2005)
"In one of those 'the
operation was a success but the patient died' scenarios, Greenpeace's Rainbow
Warrior II damaged a coral reef in the central Philippines--during a climate
change awareness program.
"The ship and its Birkenstock
crew will have to pony up after being assessed a 640,000 peso ($15,000) fine
after the 55m motor-assisted environmentally friendly schooner ran aground at
the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park on Monday, according to park manager Angelique
"The ship's bow sliced
through a reef formation measuring 160sq m., she said...."