"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
The TBM has been sighted at Dublin docks tonight (Sun) in three trucks, and is allegedly setting off towards Rossport this evening.
TBM leaving Dublin Port
Shell to Sea are calling for anyone available tonight and over the next couple of days, to delay the transporters and/or follow the convoy and let the camp know the route or if you have any related info. Preferably phone the camp mobile on 0851141170, or else email email@example.com
Just to let people know that Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) (that Shell are planning to use to bore a 4.2m tunnel through Sruwaddacon estuary) has been spotted in Dublin Port. The word is that it will be leaving Dublin port tonight and is expected to take 2 or 3 nights to arrive in Erris. It is rumored that it will be coming the Sligo route and then going through Ballina and traveling in a 3 truck convoy with alot of Gardaí.
It will be traveling slowly, so probably moving overnight, and expected to arrive in Erris early Tuesday morning. This is a really vital bit of equipment so disruption to the specially constructed TBM will delay the project.
Also any information on the progress of the TBM and convoy could be useful so please let us know on camp if you know it's whereabouts, preferably to the camp phone (085-1141170) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter using #corribTBM
If you can make it to Erris in the next day or so then it would be great, either to join the protest or as support. There will be roles in continuing action and support over the next few days so if you have a bit of free time then please consider it.
You can read about about the Tunnelling machine here: http://shelltosea.com/content/corrib-tunnelling-machine...built
And one campaigners view on the TBM here: http://shelltosea.com/content/shell-and-children-lir