Environmental protest delays Holland America ship

Environmental activists immobilized the Zuiderdam in the
port of Kiel, Germany, for six hours on June 9, according to German media


@j23_dw Yesterday about 50 climate protesters blocked the departure of a cruise ship from the German port of Kiel, trying to call attention to the "catastrophic local and global consequences of cruises" as well as the poor working conditions aboard. A group calling itself Smash Cruiseshit used small boats and climbing equipment to delay the Zuiderdam, owned and operated by the British-American cruise company Holland America Line. They also occupied a crane on the harbor quay. (Holland America is owned by Carnival.) #smashcruiseshit #rocklandmaine #zuiderdam

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Protesters approached the ship in small boats from the sea,
with some standing on the ship’s bulbous bow.

The protesters attached a climate change banner to the side
of the 1,916-passenger ship.

Police temporarily detained 46 people, allowing the ship to
leave port by 10 p.m.  The ship was on
the last day of an eight-day Baltic cruise roundtrip from Copenhagen.

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