It was the year 1985, as suspicion started seeping throughout Marsden Wharf. One mysterious night 2 french spies set off on a “zodiac” boat. Meanwhile there was a big birthday party being held on the Rainbow Warrior. As the Greenpeace crew were partying on the surface, the two french spies were stealthily attaching 2 limpet bombs beneath the boat.
*Boom!! the first bomb sent the captain off his chair! “Abandon ship! Abandon ship!” as the Greenpeace photographer, Fernando Pereira refused to moved, 4 minutes later the second bomb went off! Fernando devastatingly died after the accident. Ashes blowing into the freezing water, ship tilting & people fighting for their lives.
The 2 french spies were sentenced to 10 years in prison. After being imprisoned for 2 years the french government was threatening NZ that they would “boycott” NZ’s meat and dairy products.etc. This would cost us 100’s of 1000’s of dollars unless we gave the spies back. NZ agreed to give them back, so they could go and be prisoners in France. When arriving back to France they were imprisoned for 2 more years then they were discharged.