This photo documentary covers some of the duties of the crew on the Rainbow Warrior III, owned and operated by Greenpeace and used in their activities such as environmental protests and scientific excursions. I embarked on the ship at the port of Algeciras (Andalusia) where it voyaged through the bay of Gibraltar, entered the Atlantic Ocean and sailed along the Portuguese coast, to Vilagarcia de Arousa (Galicia) where an Open Boat event took place. The crew is comprised of different nationalities, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds coming together from around the world to inhabit this confined working space for the duration of three months.
Naz Sanzini, (Italian) Second Mate, and Ivan Moreno Martinez, (Spanish) Volunteer Deckhand in training, are picking up Jose Luis, a Volunteer Campaigner, to join the transit from Algeciras to Vilagarcia.
Roberto Diez Garcia, (Spanish) Fundraising, painting “Rainbow Warrior” on a new lifesaver.
Seomgyun Kim, (Korea) Second Engineer, in the machine room, inspects the ship’s steering mechanism. Because the mechanism sounds like a cow, the engineers call it a cow pump.
Nee Belton-Bodsworth, (New Zealander) Deckhand, cleaning the wires.
Tim Atichakaro, (Thai) Deckhand, derusting some equiment.
Maria Martinez Rami, (Spanish) First Mate, on deck coordinating the position of the anchor.
Seomgyun Kim, (Korean) Second Engineer, on deck catching some fresh air. He usually works in the engine room near the bottom or rear end of the vessel.
Luca Lamont, (Australia) Deckhand, inspecting the railing for rusty spots.
Here is Luca sanding the many rusty spots on the railing before she paints them again.
Fred Aballea, (French, lives in Thailand) Bosun, greasing the MOB crane that releases the lifeboat.
Craig Airey, (South African) Boat Mechanic, replacing some engine parts.
Naz Sanzini, (Italian) Second Mate, Adhon Canarisla, (Indonesian) Deckhand, and Nee Belton-Bodsworth, (New Zealander) Deckhand, rolling the main sails into the mast while the sea is calm.
Luca Lamont, (Australian) Deckhand, communicating with another deckhand.
Amrit Bakshi, (Indian) Third Mate, adjusting the alignment of the sail, (photo taken from inside the bridge).
Pep Barbal Badia, (Spanish) Captain, on the bridge navigating.
Krasimir Simeonov, (Bulgarian) Electrician, checking the current voltage power.
Craig Airey, (South African) Boat Mechanic, unpacking an alternator for the boat engine.
Craig Airey, Boat Mechanic, glued some pieces together and left them out to try. Please Don’t Touch.
Neil Brewster, (Australian) Radio Operator, in his Net Nanny room making sure sufficient bytes stream through the channels.
Erik Mekenkamp, (Dutch) Chief Engineer, in the engine room office.
Here’s the handle lever to access the machine room.
Seomgyun Kim, (Korea) Second Engineer, in the engine room.
Ricardo Hartasanchez Paredes (Spanish), Volunteer, preparing a banner. “Grazas” means thank you in Galician.
Willy Rodrigues, (Indian) Cook, preparing an olive salad for lunch.
Volunteers, Campaigners and Activists on rough seas.
Manu Santos Diaz, (Spanish) Campaigner.
Luca Lamont, (Australian) Deckhand, operating the control panel. Ivan Moreno Martinez, (Spanish) Volunteer, mobbing the deck.
Seomgyun Kim, (Korea) Second Engineer, and Craig Airey, (South African) Boat Mechanic, are getting ready for another workday.
Matej Hlinican, (Slovakian) guest, and Nee Belton/Bodsworth, (New Zealander) Deckhand, during their break.
The Rainbow Warrior Crew, after traveling from Algeciras to Galicia Spain in July, 2019.