BREAKING NEWS: The police have arrived...looks like Lucy will be arrested today...the police are climbing the ladder
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Anticipating imminent arrest so doing final cleanup of camp #savethearctic. Will be dissapointed if we have to leave but will go peacefully.
The following is from TVNZ Update
Police have climbed the drilling tower of a ship at Port Taranaki to try to persuade Greenpeace protesters to come down. The protesters, including actor Lucy Lawless, have spent a third night on the drilling tower of the Noble Discoverer.
Police say they have sent "a couple of officers" on to the Noble Discoverer.
"They have climbed the tower and are currently talking to the protesters to ask them again to come down," said Kim Perks, Central District Police Communications Manager.
Earlier, Shell said Greenpeace activists have been told this morning that the Noble Discoverer will be moved away from its berth for a short time and turned around in a routine operation to take on fuel.
The company says its primary concern remains the safety of all concerned and it is continuing its normal work on the vessel to the extent that safety allows.
"That work includes taking on fuel and the boat will be turned around to do this. This will be done safely and with the minimum disruption," Rob Jager, Chairman of Shell New Zealand said in a statement.
The main engine would not be started, but three pilot boats would slowly tow the Noble Discoverer out from the quay and, assisted by the vessel's propellers, turn it around before it returned to the same location to take on fuel.
The operation was expected to be completed in three to five hours and would be performed safely within Port Taranaki harbour, Jager said.
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▪ BREAKING NEWS: The Police Have Arrived...
▪ Protesters expect removal by police today - NZ Herald 27 February 2012
▪ Protesters Get Global Support - Taranaki Daily News 27 February 2012
▪ Press Release: Flood of Support Online Boosts Arctic Drillship Protest
▪ Lawless Expects Arrest Waikato Times 27 February 2012
▪ Lucy Lawless v. Shell: David v. Goliath Voxy News 26 February 2012
▪ Lucy Lawless NZ Local News Roundup for Day 3 Save The Arctic Protest
▪ Lucy Lawless Twitter Q&A #SaveTheArctic Protest 26 Feb 2012
▪ Day 3 Lucy Lawless Video Message - Is Anyone Out There?
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▪ Live Twitter Q and A With Lucy onboard Noble Destroyer 26/02
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▪ TV3 Nightly News 25 Feb with Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Protest Update
▪ Press Release: Activists Vow To Continue Arctic Drillship Occupation Into Third Day
▪ Audio Interview Taranaki Daily News Interviews Lucy 24 February 2012
▪ Lucy Interview Transcript NZ TV Saturday Breakfast Show 25 February 2012
▪ Ice Drilling Madness: Lucy Lawless NZ Herald 25 Feb 2012
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▪ Lucy Lawless Interview on TVNZ Close Up 24 February 2012
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VIDEO / AUDIO
▪ Evening Day 3 Protest Day Lucy Lawless Video
▪ Lucy Interview with TMZ 25 Feb 2012 - Audio
▪ Lucy Lawless From Greenpeace NZ Save The Artic Video
▪ TMZ Video of Lucy With Her Friends On Board Shell Drill Ship
▪ Video TV1 News Lucy Lawless Prepares for Night On-Board Oil Ship
▪ Video: Protest Bold Career Move For Lawless - TV3 News 24 Feb 2012
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