From SUN News:
Greenpeace says two Canadians are among 25 crew members of the its ship Arctic Sunrise arrested and detained by the Russian coast guard after they protested Gazprom's Arctic oil drilling operations.
At the time of the boarding, Greenpeace said the Arctic Sunrise was circling Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya platform at the three nautical mile limit, inside international waters.
"Co-ordinates confirm that the ship was inside of Russia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making this an illegal boarding by the Russian Coast Guard," a release from Greepeace said.
Greenpeace International activists locked inside the radio room reported seeing other activists on their knees with guns pointed at them.
Paul Ruzycki, of Port Colborne, ON, is chief mate on the 49-metre icebreaker-class ship in the Pechora Sea, about 113 km off the north coast of Russia.
He told QMI Agency on Wednesday the ships' protests had raised the ire of the Russians.