Russian investigators will further examine Greenpeace vessel in Murmansk

Representatives of the Russian Investigative Committee will continue examining the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise on Tuesday, a spokesman for the environmental organization told Interfax.

Representatives of the Russian Investigative Committee will continue examining the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise on Tuesday, a spokesman for the environmental organization told Interfax.

On Monday, Russian investigators finished their work onboard the Arctic Sunrise at around 9:00 p.m. Moscow time. They continued removing equipment from the vessel.

The investigators first boarded the Arctic Sunrise on September 28 in the presence of the vessel's captain Peter Willcox and his lawyer. The investigators returned to the Greenpeace vessel, currently anchored in the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, on September 30.

On September 19, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise was raided by Russian Border Guard Service special operations units who rappelled down from helicopters onto the vessel. Greenpeace activists tried to stage a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic off Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya offshore platform.

The Arctic Sunrise was towed to the port of Murmansk on September 24 with 30 people from 19 countries onboard.

The Leninsky District Court of Murmansk remanded them all into custody until November 24.

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