Arctic Drillship Granted 'Protest-free' Zone
Shell is granted a designated 'safety zone' around its Arctic drilling ship by the U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard has granted Shell’s Noble Discoverer vessel "a 500-meter safety zone" that no demonstrators will be allowed to enter.
The environmental group Greenpeace says it plans to defy the restrictions, despite the threat of penalties.
Shell’s bid to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic was approved last month over the objections of indigenous and environmental groups.