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CNN: Norwalk Native's Greenpeace Boat Seized In Russia

Peter Willcox of Norwalk, seen here in a 2005 portrait, had his boat seized by Russian authorities in  Greenpeace protest.
Peter Willcox of Norwalk, seen here in a 2005 portrait, had his boat seized by Russian authorities in Greenpeace protest. Photo Credit: Greenpeace

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Greenpeace boat captained by a South Norwalk native was seized Friday by Russian authorities at gunpoint after he and other activists tried to protest oil drilling in the Arctic Sea, according to CNN.

Pete Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, took a group of Greenpeace members to try to peaceably blockade an area of the Arctic where Russian oil drilling is set to take place.

Willcox and his crew were demanded at gunpoint to return the boat to the Russian port city of Murmansk, but he refused. The boat is now being towed back to port by Russian authorities.

Read the full CNN report here .

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