Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-against-Byzantio-in-Rotterdam-27MZIFVQZDH.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP0LBRCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP013HPCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP01E0QCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP016SYCompleted★★★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP0QRACompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP017BVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP0DSWCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP010KOCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGP0TP8Completed★★★★View AllGP04KFToxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGreenpeace activists painting a message that reads "Europe: Act Now!" on oil tanker 'Byzantio' in the port of Rotterdam. Greenpeace activists attempt to occupy the single-hulled oil tanker 'Byzantio', sister ship of the "Prestige" a single hull tanker that polluted the Galician coast earlier last month. Greenpeace is highlighting the fact that the vessel is unsafe with its cargo of 50,000 tons of oil.In original language:Toxicactie tegen Byzantio in de Rotterdamse Haven Greenpeace actievoerders schilderen de tekst 'Europe: Act Now!' op de olietanker 'Byzantio' in de haven van Rooterdam. Greenpeace actievoerders proberen de enkelwandige tanker de Byzantio, zusterschip van de 'Prestige' de enkelwandige tanker die de Spaanse kust afgelopen maand heeft vervuild, te beletten de haven te verlaten. Greenpeace benadrukt het feit dat het schip onveilig is met zijn lading van 50.000 ton olie.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-RotterdamDate:4 Dec, 2002Credit:© Greenpeace / Philip ReynaersMaximum size:2464px X 1648pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Day-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Oceans (campaign title)-Oil tankers-Outdoors-Painting actions-Toxics (campaign title)-Two peopleShoot:Toxics Action against Byzantio in RotterdamGreenpeace activists attempt to occupy the single-hulled oil tanker 'Byzantio', sister ship of the 'Prestige', a single hull tanker that polluted the Galician coast last month. Greenpeace is highlighting the fact that the vessel is unsafe with its cargo of 50,000 tons of oil. Activists climb the infamous 'floating dustbin' and hang a banner, which reads 'oil hazard' on board. Other activists are set to paint the same words on the hull of the ship. The action comes in the run-up to the Transport, Energy and Telecommunications EU Council Ministers' meeting in Brussels. They are expected to announce measures for improving maritime safety to reduce the risk of accidents. On December 12 and 13 the EU Heads of Government will meet and will be discussing the issue of maritime safety. On December 3rd, the European Commission requested that member states speed up the implementation of safety measures adopted after the Erika oil spill three years ago. But these measures will not be sufficient to prevent another disaster, says Greenpeace. The EU Commission also published a list of 66 vessels that have been classified as "highly dangerous", ironically, neither the disastrous Prestige, nor the Byzantio appear on this list. Greenpeace is demanding full and unlimited liability throughout the chain of responsibilities, including the owners, managers and operators of a vessel and of any charterers or owners of the cargo. Additionally, Greenpeace is demanding that the EU immediately ban the use of single hulled tankers and exclude ecologically sensitive areas from shipping routes.