8 Sep 2008

Greenpeace protest on board logging ship in PNG ends

10:42 am on 8 September 2008

Papua New Guinean police have ended Greenpeace's three day protest on board a logging ship bound for China.

The police boarded the Harbour Gemini and removed the four who had been protesting against illegal logging in PNG's Gulf Province.

Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau and the Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association both condemned Greenpeace for "piracy" and "getting their facts wrong".

But Greenpeace spokesman Tiy Chung said the company had now agreed to review the operation and address landowner concerns.