Judge orders Greenpeace to end North Sea protest
Greenpeace activists have been ordered by a judge to end their protest against an oil- drilling ship by swimming in front of it in the North Sea.
The Stena Carron is about 100 miles north of Shetland, heading to the Lagavulin field, where it is to undertake exploratory deep-water drilling for the United States energy giant, Chevron.
However, campaigners have taken to the water on a rota basis day and night to halt the vessel's progress.
Chevron went to the Court of Session in Edinburgh and Lady Stacey yesterday granted the company an interim interdict against Greenpeace and 12 individuals, banning them from "any act calculated to prevent, impede or interfere with the progress of the MV Stena Carron through United Kingdom territorial waters".
It was the second order the court had granted to Chevron.
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