A New Zealander is among six Greenpeace activists who have scaled an oil rig on a transport ship in the Pacific Ocean in protest over Arctic drilling.
The Greenpeace ship Esperanza has been tracking two of Shell's oil rigs for the past month as they head toward Seattle to set up base for oil exploration in the Arctic.
Aucklander Johno Smith, 31, said they climbed the 38,000 tonne rig this morning to raise international awareness of Shell's oil exploration.
"We boarded the rig and we are currently about 50 metres above the sea, and we've built a base camp on a catwalk which is going around one of the legs of the oil rig."
I am not a hero… I am just one man from a global movement that has used his skills and taken a stand for what is right. #TheCrossing— JOHNO SMITH (@nsp_one) April 6, 2015
Mr Smith said the rig's crew had been waving at them and taking videos.