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Greenpeace ship arriving in Honolulu next week

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    The crew of the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, voyage into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to document plastics and other marine debris. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu next Thursday to highlight the threat of plastic pollution to the world’s oceans, waterways and communities.

Greenpeace announced today that its historic ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu next Thursday to highlight the threat of plastic pollution to the world’s oceans, waterways and communities.

The Arctic Sunrise will be docked at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu, and will be open to the public for free tours from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 14 at Pier 8, and during the same hours on Oct. 27 and 28 at Pier 9.

While in Hawaii, Greenpeace, a global, non-governmental environmental organization, is partnering with the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana and Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission to hold a beach cleanup, which includes a brand audit at Kahoolawe to help identify the corporations most responsible for single-use plastic pollution in the region.

The Arctic Sunrise, which just completed a recent expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is the ship that the Russian government seized in 2013 with 30 peaceful activists on board, according to Greenpeace, when it was protesting Arctic oil drilling.

The ship has made multiple journeys to the Arctic Circle, circumnavigated James Ross Island in the Antarctic, worked to stop Japanese whaling fleets and navigated the Congo and the Amazon.

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