Misc nuts and boat fittings from the Rainbow Warrior

These fittings from the Greenpeace boat, the Rainbow Warrior, were taken off the vessel as it was being prepared to be sunk to serve biodiversity as an artificial reef.

Grace O'Sullivan's misc nuts and bolts fittings from the Rainbow Warrior. Photo: Joshua Mulholland, Feb 2020

The bombing operation by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services on 10 July 1985 at the Port of Auckland in New Zealand caused so much damage the vessel was irreparable.

At that time the Rainbow Warrior was on its way to a protest against a planned French nuclear test in Moruroa.

Newspaper clipping with featured interview with Grace O'Sullivan in newspaper Mucho Más

For more, check out this interview with Grace O’Sullivan in the Irish Times (with in 2015) recalling the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in 1985 and her first sighting of the boat at the age of 17.

Also take a tour of the voyages and active patrols (live web feed) of Greenpeace’s current fleet.

Source: Rainbow Warrior

Date: 1985

Courtesy of Grace O’Sullivan, former crew member of The Rainbow Warrior