Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-against-TBT-Sludge-at-Dredger-Gallilei-in-Zeebrugge-27MZIF2SHUI.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action against TBT Sludge at Dredger Gallilei in ZeebruggeGP0SR4Completed★★★★Toxics Action against TBT Sludge at Dredger Gallilei in ZeebruggeGP01FZUCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against TBT Sludge at Dredger Gallilei in ZeebruggeGP0E6XCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against TBT Sludge at Dredger Gallilei in ZeebruggeGP014CXCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge on Dredger Vessel Hein in the North SeaGP0FPMCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge in the North SeaGP04FMCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North SeaGP0MQHCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North SeaGP0IRCCompleted★★★★Activists Board Dredger Vessel HEIN in the North SeaGP0ZZ6Completed★★★★View AllGP03T0Toxics Action against TBT Sludge at Dredger Gallilei in ZeebruggeGreenpeace activists at dredger Gallilei 2000 with high level TBT sludge in Zeebrugge. The banner reads "Stop TBT".In original language:Toxicactie tegen TBT Bagger op Baggerschip Gallilei in ZeebruggeGreenpeace actievoerders op het baggerschip Gallilei 2000 met TBT slib in Zeebrugge. Op het spandoek staat "Stop TBT".Locations:Belgium-Europe, West Europe-ZeebruggeDate:7 Oct, 1999Credit:© Greenpeace / John CunninghamMaximum size:3249px X 4839pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Boats-Chaining actions-Clothing-Day-Dumping-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Men-Nuclear (campaign title)-Occupation actions-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Pollution-Props-Protective clothing-Sea dumping-Three people-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Action against TBT Sludge in BelgiumGreenpeace boards and occupies the Belgian dredger Gallilei 2000 to prevent the dumping of TBT sludge from Zeebrucker harbour. Activists chain themselves or place themselves in the sludge in protective clothing and breathing apparatus. The levels of TBT in the sludge are well above the legal requirements. Tributyltin (TBT) is a toxic processed in many ship paints to prevent the growth of alga and sea acorns to the ship's hull. TBT damages sea life. Female shellfish develop male sexual characteristics and become infertile. Because of this the sea whelks have already disappeared in the Wadden Sea. The action is part of the Greepeace 'Down to Zero' toxics campaign.