Extinction Rebellion Climate Campaigners Board Oil Rig
hree protesters from the global environmental campaign say they are planning an extended occupation of the Valaris 122 and have a series of actions lined up over the next ten days.
Posting on Twitter the group said: “3 XR Scotland rebels have boarded and climbing a Shell Gas Rig in Dundee. They are planning an extended occupation and XR Scotland have a series of solidarity actions lined up.
“Over the next ten days some that we are going to try and spread as far and wide as possible.
“We are calling the Rig Rebellion 2 – #levelup”
Extinction Rebellion are a global movement protesting against climate change and have become known for carrying out elaborate stunts to raise awareness of the issue.
A spokesperson for Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Dundee, said: “Earlier today, Forth Ports was made aware that a number of apparent protesters had made their way via the River Tay to the Valaris 122 jack-up rig, which is currently berthed at Princess Alexandra Wharf at the Port of Dundee.
“We have deployed one of our pilot boats at the scene and this will remain in attendance as a safety precaution should anyone require assistance.
“We are also liaising with the rig’s owners and with the relevant authorities.”