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Successful campaign to change the name of worlds biggest ship, Pieter Schelte

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 00.20.35The campaign waged on this website to persuade Edward Heerema to rename the worlds biggest ship, The Pieter Schelte – which he named after his late father, Pieter Schelte Heerema, a former Officer in the German Waffen-SS – has been successful. On Friday 6 February 2015, Allseas announced that it was changing the ships name, and on 9 February announced the new name – Pioneering Spirit.

FORBES MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Big Oil’s $3 Billion Homage To A Nazi War Criminal: 20 Dec 2014

JOHN DONOVAN PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG: Out of respect to the victims of Nazi war crimes, please change the name of your gigantic new ship, the Pieter Schelte, named after your father, a former officer in the murderous Waffen SS and diehard member of the Nazi party: 22 December 2014

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC .com: Lloyd’s Register PR Fanfair Saluting Nazi named mega-ship The Pieter Schelte: 22 Jan 2015

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE: World’s biggest ship named after Nazi: 22 Jan 2015

JEWISH BUSINESS NEWS : Jewish Groups Outraged At Launching Of World’s Largest Crane Ship Named After SS Officer: 24 Jan 2015

DUTCH FINANCIAL TIMES: Criticism swells of Heerema’s ‘bad name’ heavy lift: 25 Jan 2015

GUARDIAN ONLINE: Jewish outrage as ship named after SS war criminal arrives in Europe: 25 Jan 2015

THE OBSERVER NEWSPAPER: Jewish outrage as world’s largest ship, named after SS war criminal, arrives in Europe: 25 Jan 2015

PDF OF OBSERVER ARTICLE DATED SUNDAY 25 Jan 2015

THE MAIL ONLINE: Named after SS Nazi war criminal: World’s largest ship sparks outrage as it arrives in Europe just as 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz is marked: 25 Jan 2015

ARTICLE BY DUTCH INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, TONY BIESEMAAT: Nazi rat lines and Pieter Schelte Heerema: 27 Jan 2015

STV (SCOTTISH TV): Energy giant criticised over ship named after Nazi war criminal: 3 Feb 2015

SCOOP.CO.NZ (NEW ZEALAND): Allseas Group’s Nazi-honouring vessel ‘must be banned’: 4 Feb 2015

EQUALTIMES.ORG: GET THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SHIP, NAMED AFTER A NAZI SS OFFICER, OUT OF OUR WATERS: 4 Feb 2015

Nazi named ship a bloodstain on the name of Shell: 5 Feb 2015

Allseas Abandons Ship Name: 6 Feb 2015

Pieter Schelte ship name change to Pioneering Spirit fraught with superstitious pitfalls: 10 Feb 2015

DAILY GAZETTE: Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name (Pieter Schelte) succeeds: 11 Feb 2015 2015

Man’s fight to change ship’s Nazi-linked name succeeds: 12 Feb 2015

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