Marianne, the Scandinavian trawler who is headed to meet up with other boats of the third Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, is about to enter the Mediterranean Sea. After its departure from Sweden, Marianne has stopped in Norway, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal where welcoming committees organized a reception in the town hall, as well as film and music events.
Press release from Ship to Gaza - Sweden
Marianne of Gothenburg will leave her home port at 7 pm on the 10 of May. The trawler, which has been acquired by Ship to Gaza Sweden and Ship to Gaza Norway jointly, departs for a voyage of almost 5000 nautical miles to eastern Mediterranean and the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Tunis, March 30, 2015
Representatives of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and partner organizations traveled to Tunis last week where they participated in the World Social Forum. During the WSF they met with several Palestinian and Tunisian civil society organizations.
FFC representatives were also received by Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia and renowned Human Rights defender. During the meeting Dr. Marzouki gave FFC his full support and confirmed that he will be on board of one of Freedom Flotilla III (FF3) ships.