Greenpeace Activists Board Shell Arctic Drilling Ship in Pacific

April 7, 2015 12:30 AM

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Greenpeace Activists Board Shell Arctic Drilling Ship in Pacific

Six Greenpeace activists boarded a Shell oil drilling ship Monday in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and vowed to stay there to protest the company's plans to drill above the Arctic Circle, the environmental organization said.

Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that the protesters "illegally boarded the Polar Pioneer" about 750 miles northwest of Hawaii on Monday morning. It called the protest a "stunt" that jeopardizes both the crew and the protesters themselves.

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