After passing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and collecting several tons of garbage off the shores of Kahoʻolawe (an island in the Hawaiian archipelago), Greenpeace’s very own icebreaker, Arctic Sunrise, docked near Aloha Tower in Honolulu as part of their tour around the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness of plastic pollution. During its two weekends in Honolulu (separated by a weekend in Kahului, Maui), Arctic Sunrise was toured by some 3000 visitors.
This morning, we were greeted by Lisa who gave us a fantastic tour of the ship from bow to stern. While stopping by the bridge, in the atrium, and on the helipad, we learned about the history of the ship, the challenges of sailing on an icebreaker (no keel!) across the Pacific, and Greenpeace’s mission. Sketchers then spread out across the ship and dock to find suitable vantage points on the busy and space-efficient ship. Greenpeace’s iconic rainbow and dove (both painted on the Arctic Sunrise‘s hull), cranes and boats secured on deck, ropes, and the crow’s nest towering above were all featured in our sketches at show-and-tell.
Thank you to Alice, Lisa, John, and Yeonsik for your hospitality and tireless work for our environment!
On a side note, one of our sketchers gave their drawing to a crew member who will find a place for it on the ship.
As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!
Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!