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SLIDESHOW: The Rainbow Warrior

Text and photos by Basilio H. Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 15 2018 09:40 PM | Updated as of Feb 16 2018 08:25 PM

Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s iconic and environmental campaign ship, arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a 20-day “Balangaw: The Climate Justice Ship Tour,” which includes port stops in Tacloban, Leyte and in Guimaras Island until March 5.

The tour, which focuses on climate justice, emphasizes people’s rights to a stable climate and safe environment so they can have clean air, clean water, safe food, among others, according to Rainbow Warrior captain Hettie Geenen.

Known to be the heart and soul of the global campaigning of Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior will highlight stories of different people affected by climate change and human rights.

Designed and specifically built for Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior is primarily powered by wind energy, and it only uses its electric-based drive engines in harsh weather conditions. It is built for energy efficiency, with biological treatment of wastes, central ventilation, and environment-friendly paint.

Rainbow Warrior prides itself not just as an eco-friendly vessel, but a powerhouse in terms of reliability and features. The ship contains a helicopter-landing pad, rubber boats, and specialized equipment designed for scientists so they can spot illegal environment activities.

The original Rainbow Warrior sank in 1985 at the Auckland Port in New Zealand after a bombing incident executed by the French foreign intelligence. It was followed by Rainbow Warrior 2, which was decommissioned in August 2011, and replaced by the third ship, which was christened in October 2011.

Greenpeace is an independent, global organization that aims to spearhead change towards a cleaner and safer environment and to promote peace.

A miniature Rainbow Warrior marks its current location on a world map. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's environment-friendly ship, docks at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's environment-friendly ship, docks at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

At the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Hettie Geenen, captain of the Rainbow Warrior, inside the ship docked at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Safety equipment of the Rainbow Warrior. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's environment-friendly ship, docks at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Tools organized inside the ship. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Radio room of the Rainbow Warrior. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Workshop area of the Rainbow Warrior. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Stickers along a corridor inside the Rainbow Warrior. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

A crew member washes the floor of the Rainbow Warrior ship docked at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

A crew member on board the Rainbow Warrior ship docked at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Hettie Geenen, captain of the Rainbow Warrior, speaks to the media during a press conference on board the ship docked at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News

Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's environment-friendly ship, docks at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Basilio Sepe, ABS-CBN News