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18 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:33 GMT+2



September 26, 2019

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To Helsinki enviromentalists in kayak they have tried to prevent the departure of the Queen Elizabeth

The Elokapina organization has asked the municipal administration to declare a state of climatic emergency

Yesterday in the port of Helsinki it has team of activists of the organization Elokapina enviromentalist - Extinction Rebellion Finland, than denunciation the lacked action by the governments in order to face the climatic emergency, has tried to block the departure of the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth of Cunard Line hindering the maneuver of the ship with a small fleet of kayak.

Elokapina has explained that with the action, before this type in Finland, it has intentional to emphasize that the industry of the cruises, in fast increase, generates elevated carbon emissions that are incompatible with the initiatives necessary in order to tackle to the climatic crisis. The organization enviromentalist therefore has asked the municipal administration of Helsinki to declare a state of climatic emergency and to place end to those which Elokapina considers they are "political harbour irresponsible that puts in danger the health of the citizens of Helsinki. The cruise ships of luxury - it has denounced the association in a note - must stop to use heavy fuel oil while they are in port".

The participation of the police has interrupted the action of the nine activists of Elokapina and the ship has left the port the 18,00, with about an hour of delay regarding the previewed departure.


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