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Solitaire flees Shell to Sea kayakers action

category mayo | environment | news report author Friday June 26, 2009 11:17author by Rossport Solidarity Camp - Shell to Sea Report this post to the editors

300+ Gardai and navy outwitted as pipe-laying ship forced to scarper!

In a daring action by the Shell to Sea kayak team Shell's pipe-laying ship the Solitaire was forced to flee from activists late yesterday. Read on...

Five kayakers breached the Solitaire's unilaterally declared 500 metre exclusion zone yesterday evening (Thursday) in a daring offshore action. Despite the presence of Navy warships, Garda water units and private security vessels in Erris waters, the determined fishing boat approached the vessel. The kayakers made directly for the Solitaire, dodging Shell and safety boats, and came within 100 metres of the pipelaying ship which immediately left the area, roughly ten miles off the Mayo Coast. This was the culmination of a day of action against the Solitaire.

Jonathan O'Donnell, a local fisherman, spent last night in Castlerea prison following his arrest at sea yesterday where he was attending to his crab pots.

The preventative detention of O'Donnell and his father Pat, appears to be motivated by a government plan to shut down all protests against the Solitaire as it prepares to lay 84km of pipeline to advance the ill fated and unwanted Corrib gas project. Pat was also injured by Gardai, and sent to hospital, from where he has since been released.

Meanwhile Jonathan and Pat O'Donnell's boats remain impounded by Gardai as dozens of people arrived in the area to join local protestors launching a weekend of action to prevent the Solitaire's disastrous mission.

Shell To Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington praised the courage of the crew, saying, “it is actions like this which show that a small group of determined individuals can challenge corporate power and prevent Shell from bulldozing its way through a rural community."

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com

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Solitaire flees Shell to Sea Kayakers


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   RTE flip flop     ARTY eeeeeeeeeeee    Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:28 
   Updates from WSM tweeter feed     Andrew    Fri Jun 26, 2009 15:21 
   One in every 35 active Gardai are now in Erris imposing Shell's Law     FSB!    Fri Jun 26, 2009 18:14 
   Evening update     FSB!    Fri Jun 26, 2009 22:37 
   Bring the gas in.     Patrick    Sat Jun 27, 2009 00:00 
   Pat the Plank     Muppet Watch    Sat Jun 27, 2009 00:23 
   jobs in the west     jobseeker    Sat Jun 27, 2009 00:23 
   look at this     m harrington    Sat Jun 27, 2009 09:27 
   'm harrington'     Miriam Cotton    Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:21 
 10   Quick update and photos from this morning     FSB!    Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:33 
 11   Update from Glengad, 27th June, evening     FSB!    Sat Jun 27, 2009 23:52 
 12   More photos from today     FSB!    Sun Jun 28, 2009 00:23 
 13   Shell Is Watching You!     FSB!    Sun Jun 28, 2009 00:27 
 14   Corporate plaything     Billy idle    Sun Jun 28, 2009 01:35 
 15   Shameless     Mayoman    Sun Jun 28, 2009 04:18 
 16   A very miserable future to look forward to     Alana    Sun Jun 28, 2009 09:56 
 17   SHELLEIRE IS BORN     old codger    Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:24 
 18   Don't forget the extremely powerful role of our unelected Judiciary in all this business either     Patrick    Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:54 
 19   Tripod erected     Andrew    Sun Jun 28, 2009 14:34 
 20   Well done     Celia S    Sun Jun 28, 2009 14:51 
 21   Protesters, Traiters to your Country.     Proud Irishman    Mon Jun 29, 2009 21:09 
 22   Bring the gas (reply to traitors)     bailer    Mon Jun 29, 2009 21:51 
 23   Refuting false media reports     Madam K    Tue Jun 30, 2009 22:16 


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