The bombing of the rainbow warrior

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He was caught in a rush of water that night, and drowned. New Zealanders reacted in a similar manner to French imports. The spy who infiltrated the Greenpeace New Zealand office ahead of the bombing, Christine Cabon, evaded arrest in Israel. Reporter John Hudson , who spent two days with Kister in France, said that Kister "wanted an opportunity to talk about his role in the bombing The agents may have intended the first mine to cripple the ship so that it would be evacuated safely by the time the second mine was detonated. Pereira drowned in the rapid flooding that followed, and the other ten crew members either safely abandoned ship on the order of Captain Peter Willcox or were thrown into the water by the second explosion. Both were questioned and investigated. It is well known for its campaigns to stop nuclear testing and whaling, as well as its stand on other environmental issues such as bottom trawling, global warming, the destruction of forests and genetic engineering.

Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart, who had posed as Swiss tourists, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and wilful damage, attracting sentences of 10 and 7 years. Share via Email Picture taken on 14 August shows the Greenpeace boat sunk in the bay of Auckland in July by French secret services.

The agents may have intended the first mine to cripple the ship so that it would be evacuated safely by the time the second mine was detonated.

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She, too, was freed and later promoted. Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart, who had posed as Swiss tourists, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and wilful damage, attracting sentences of 10 and 7 years. The case was a source of considerable embarrassment to the French government. It has been on his conscience for 30 years. Cabon was tipped off and fled before she could be arrested. Greenpeace replaced her with a new vessel, and for 22 years, the second Rainbow Warrior has campaigned for a green and peaceful future. Kister claims politicians in Paris turned down other suggestions for dealing with the Greenpeace protest. A Portuguese-Dutch photographer, Fernando Pereira , returned below decks to fetch his camera equipment. Pereira drowned in the rapid flooding that followed, and the other ten crew members either safely abandoned ship on the order of Captain Peter Willcox or were thrown into the water by the second explosion. Pereira, who had returned to his cabin to retrieve his cameras was below deck when a second bomb exploded. Fernando is down there. The captain, Pete Willcox, and many other crew members are already asleep. The removal of the agents from Hao without subsequent return was ruled to be in violation of the agreement.

New Zealanders reacted in a similar manner to French imports. The captain, Pete Willcox, and many other crew members are already asleep.

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Initially, the French government denied all knowledge of the operation, but it became soon obvious that they were involved. France implicated[ edit ] Rainbow Warrior, Operation Satanic was a public relations disaster.

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The removal of the agents from Hao without subsequent return was ruled to be in violation of the agreement. The first bomb put a six- by seven-foot hole in the engine room. After sufficient information had been gathered, Camas and Kister attached two limpet mines to the Rainbow Warrior berthed at Marsden Wharf. Cabon "was no ordinary lieutenant Prieur returned to France on 6 May because she was pregnant, her husband having been allowed to join her on the atoll. They took a ferry to the South Island, went skiing at Mt Hutt , and then left the country using false documents about 10 days later. The spy who infiltrated the Greenpeace New Zealand office ahead of the bombing, Christine Cabon, evaded arrest in Israel.

The case was a source of considerable embarrassment to the French government. Kister, who retired from the DGSE in aboutadmitted his lead role and feelings of responsibility for the lethal attack.

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