Correction: Greenpeace Ship-Puerto Rico story
Oct. 19, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about the Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ship was stocked with relief supplies it was bringing to Puerto Rico. Greenpeace said the relief cargo has not yet been brought aboard the ship and might ultimately be shipped by other vessels.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Greenpeace wants to use ship to aid Puerto Rico relief effort
A Greenpeace ship heads to Miami in hopes of delivering aid to the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico
NEW YORK (AP) — A Greenpeace ship is heading to Miami from New York, in hopes of picking up aid supplies for the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico.
The Arctic Sunrise left Brooklyn Tuesday and was going to stop at two other cities before docking in Miami. The Daily News reports Greenpeace volunteers will give classes on environmental advocacy during those stops.
Activists would like to be able to stock the boat with solar batteries, satellite phones, water filters and solar generators.
However, the boat may have an issue as the Trump Administration hasn't extended a waiver of the Jones Act that expired earlier this month. The act requires products shipped between U.S. ports to be moved by American ships. The Arctic Sunrise is an international ship.
Greenpeace says it is prepared to charter a separate vessel to move the supplies if the Arctic Sunrise if the Jones Act waiver hasn't been extended.