Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-against-Incinerator-Ship-Vulcanus-II-in-North-Sea-27MZIFGP6IF.htmlConceptually similarAction against Incinerator Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0MKYCompleted★★★★Incinerator Vessel Vulcanus II burning Toxic WasteGP0XX4Completed★★★★★★Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0RJBCompleted★★★★Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0BYJCompleted★★★★Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0OIOCompleted★★★★★★Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0NKACompleted★★★★Incinerator Vessel Vulcanus II burning Toxic WasteGP01E9NCompleted★★★★Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0TKWCompleted★★★★Ocean Incinerator Vulcanus II burning Toxic WasteGP01C9XCompleted★★★★View AllGP0ZTTAction against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II in North SeaMoby Dick action against the ocean incineration vessel Vulcanus II as a protest against burning of toxic waste in the North Sea. Activists attempt to board the incinerator vessel, but high powered water jets prevent this action. The banner on the inflatable reads "Ban the burn".In original language:Toxicactie tegen Verbrandingsschip Vulcanus II op de NoordzeeMoby Dick actie tegen het verbrandingsschip Vulcanus II als protest tegen het verbranden van giftig afval in de Noordzee. De actievoerders proberen aan boord te komen van het schip, maar hoge drukspuiten voorkomen deze actie. Op hun spandoek staat "Ban the burn".Locations:North Sea-Scarborough-United Kingdom-Western EuropeDate:21 Jun, 1988Credit:© Greenpeace / van der VeerMaximum size:5630px X 3757pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Air pollution-Banners-Cargo ships-Day-Greenpeace activists-Incineration-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Rigid inflatable boats-Seas-Small group of people-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste management-Water cannonsShoot:Action against Incinerator Ship Vulcanus II on North SeaGreenpeace protests against the ocean incineration vessel Vulcanus II for burning of toxic waste in the North Sea. Activists attempt to board the incinerator vessel, but high powered water jets prevent this action. Two crew members from Moby Dick were met with violence when they attempted to board the Vulcanus II in the north sea, 160 kilometres off Scarborough. One of them was struck with a pair of wire-cutters and the other was blasted into the sea by water canons. The canon also damaged the bridge of the Moby Dick, destroying electrical and radar equipment. In August 1987, Greenpeace launched an eight-week action campaign against ocean incineration, the burning of hazardous waste, particularly highly toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), in furnaces aboard ships at sea. Greenpeace has been campaigning on the issue for five years now in both Europe and the US, presenting national and international governments with extensive scientific and technical evidence that calls into question the desirability, efficiency and environmental acceptability of waste incineration at sea.