Two protesters chain themselves to Shell ship outside of Bellingham


ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Royal Dutch Shell support ship has been targeted by environmentalists.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Royal Dutch Shell support ship has been targeted by environmentalists.

Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign said on Saturday morning that Matt Fuller joined student activist Chiara Rose in suspending themselves from the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger, which is in Bellingham Bay.

Rose suspended herself from the ship with a climbing harness on Friday night. The Coast Guard cutter Osprey spent the night monitoring Rose but took no action, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said Saturday morning. “We’re really most concerned for her safety and the safety of everyone involved,” Shearer said.

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