Greenpeace’s flagship the “Rainbow Warrior III” has arrived in Buenos Aires to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the environmental NGO. The ship arrived on 11th July and will remain in Buenos Aires through this following weekend. She is the successor of two former ships who had the same names (Rainbow Warrior and Rainbow Warrior II). The first ship was sunk in 1985 by the French secret service when Greenpeace tried to prevent nuclear testing in the South Pacific. The latest incarnation of the Rainbow Warrior is a technological marvel with state-of-the-art communications systems, four inflatable boats, and a helicopter landing pad. The costs were covered completely by individual donations, as Greenpeace doesn’t accept donations from companies or political parties. Photographer Beatrice Murch brings you a sample of what you can see if you visit the ship this weekend. The ship is open to the public this Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July, 10am to 6pm; Sunday 22nd July, 10am to 4pm. Dársena Norte number 6 (Puerto Madero, next to Buquebús). See map here. Free admission and bicycle parking is available.
Rainbow Warrior III docked in Puerto Madero.
Rainbow Warrior III is equipped with a helicopter landing pad at the stern of the ship.
Greenpeace is an internationally famous environmental NGO and their flagship is docked right next to the first green certified building in Buenos Aires in Puerto Madero.
One of the Rainbow Warrior crew members reads up on knots.
Two Rainbow Warrior III crew members put their knot-tying knowledge into action creating grips for the ladder up to the monkey deck.
Rainbow Warrior III crew member in the wheel house communicates with other members on board.
One intrepid Rainbow Warrior III crew member is hoisted up the rigging to wrap bungie cording around the stays to decrease wind vibration and lower the wear and tear.
Another crew member guides the rope during the crew member's accent up the ship.
A Rainbow Warrior III crew member cleans the drums of corrosive salt water.
Yet another crew member performs maintenance on one of the zodiacs aboard the Rainbow Warrior III.
The Rainbow Warrior III's chef prepares the crew's lunch of stuffed zucchini.
Rainbow Warrior III is equipped with a break room to help the crew unwind.