Bye, bye Tweety

All packed up and ready to go © Greenpeace/Woolley

All packed up and ready to go © Greenpeace/Woolley

Over the next few days, as the tour winds down, people will gradually start leaving the Esperanza and making their way back home. However, the first character to get off the ship wasn’t a person at all, but Tweety the helicopter who has been ferrying various people over the forests and plantations of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea for the last three months.

Except for Tweety, this doesn’t just mark the end of the tour around south-east Asia, but also her career with Greenpeace. After 25 years of sterling service, she’s being packed up and sent away for refurbishment, but she won’t be returning to work for Greenpeace.

Tweety has been a vital part of many ship tours, not least during the various Southern Ocean expeditions when she was instrumental in tracking down the Japanese whalers. Watching her being lifted off the Esperanza and her personal effects following her on to the waiting barge was the end of a little piece of Greenpeace history.

posted by Jamie on board the Esperanza


4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Willy said,

    Dear Greenpeace,

    I’m a singapore based supporter.
    I love what u guys did in indonesia, particularly in Dumai.
    Will i be able to visit Ezperanza?
    Looking forward to ur positive respond.


  2. 2

    Unfortunately, it won’t be possible to visit the Esperanza in Singapore. This is the end of this ship tour and I’m afraid we don’t have any public events planned. Sorry about that, Willy, but if you’re in the area of the cruise centre near the immigration point, you should be able to see her out in the harbour.

    Thanks enormously for your support though – it’s great to know you’re here>


  3. 3

    Willy said,

    Thank you so much for your information, Jamie!
    Another thing that i want to mention is the fact that your action has given a new hope for Dumai people.
    Greenpeace rock!

  4. 4

    Glad to be of service. Hopefully we can build on that and end deforestation once and for all. Although this blog is closing now, keep an eye on Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Greenpeace International for the next steps in our campaign.


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