Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Suspension-of-Clipper-Hope-Occupation-27MZIFVKZ4Y5.htmlConceptually similar'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042XQCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042P9Completed★★★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042PACompleted★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043DJCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042OWCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042OXCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042P8Completed★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042PBCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP042R0Completed★★★★View AllGP043C7Suspension of Clipper Hope OccupationGreenpeace suspends its ten day blockade of the Clipper Hope. The activists have been preventing her from loading cargo of pig iron to be used to make steel for the US car industry. Upon confirmation that the public hearing with representatives of the government and the pig iron industry had begun in Brasilia, the director of the Amazon campaign, Paulo Adario (pictured), gave the order to the activists to come down and remove the anchor blockade. The organization is now waiting for positive results from the meeting. Greenpeace took action to expose serious crimes in the production of Brazilian pig iron (an intermediate product in the steelmaking process) including slave labour, deforestation and the invasion of indigenous lands.Locations:Amazon-Brazil-Maranhão-São Luis-South AmericaDate:24 May, 2012Credit:© Marizilda Cruppe / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2953px X 1969pxKeywords:Automotive industry-Cargo ships-Communication-Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace campaigners-Greenpeace inflatables-Iron ore mining-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Occupation actions-Outdoors-Ports-Rainforests-Steelmaking industry-Two people-Walkie-talkiesShoot:'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGreenpeace activists take action against the ship Clipper Hope, preventing its departure from the Amazon to the USA, where its cargo of pig iron will be used to make steel for the US car industry. Pig iron from the company that owns the cargo – Viena - is exported to a US company that claims to supply car makers including Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW. A new Greenpeace report "Driving Destruction in the Amazon" reveals how some of the world’s biggest car companies are using steel products made from this pig iron, despite the destruction caused by its production. Thousands of remote charcoal camps in Brazil have pillaged huge areas of natural rainforest to smoulder into wood charcoal. The charcoal is burnt in blast furnaces which convert iron ore to pig iron. Greenpeace is taking action to expose serious crimes in the production of Brazilian pig iron including slave labour, deforestation and the invasion of indigenous lands.Related Collections:Rainbow Warrior in Brazil (Photo + Video)Year in Pictures 2012 (Photo & Videos)Year in Pictures 2012 - Broad Edit (All Photographers)Driving Rainforest Destruction In The Amazon.