Greenpeace ship towed to Russian Arctic port
MOSCOW (AFP) - A Greenpeace ship seized by Russian security forces during an Arctic protest approached the Far Northern port city of Murmansk on Tuesday where its activists risk facing formal charges.
Thirty activists from the group - including four Russians - are on board the vessel.
Russia's powerful Investigative Committee said the crew may have committed piracy, an offence that in Russia carries a prison term of up to 15 years.
The group's Russian Arctic programme coordinator Yevgenia Belyakova said that the Arctic Sunrise entered the waters of the Kola Gulf off Murmansk around 7:00 am (11am Singapore time).