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Monday, 22 July, 2002, 07:11 GMT 08:11 UK
In pictures: Nuclear ship protest
Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace set sail to protest against a consignment of nuclear waste being transferred by cargo ship from Japan to Britain.

Flotilla
Eleven ships joined the protest flotilla

Flotilla
Along the way they battled inclement weather and high seas

Plutonium carrier ship
They were in pursuit of a consignment of nuclear waste from Japan

Henk Haazen on board one of the ships
The plan was to intercept the two cargo ships and form a ring around them

French family of protesters
Despite the difficult conditions the protesters were in high spirits

NSW parliamentarian Ian Cohen
In attempt to slow the ships down prominent Australian Green politician Ian Cohen jumped overboard

Protester John Shipman
Greenpeace says the protest was a symbolic one - they never expected the ships to stop

Pictures supplied by Greenpeace Australia

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The BBC's Greg Ward
"To show their opposition, the protest yachts have formed a symbolic chain"
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