Oceanco yacht Kaos vandalised
Climate activists spray paint over 110m vessel in Ibiza…
The 100m Oceanco-built superyacht Kaos (formerly known as Jubilee), owned by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie, was defaced in red and black paint by two climate activists using fire extinguishers. In their latest action, the Futuro Vegetal protestors were seen holding up a sign reading ‘You Consume Others Suffer’ as crew on board attempted to wash the paint off with water.
Futuro Vegetal, which describes itself as a collective of civil disobedience and direct action fighting against climate crisis, claimed responsibility for the stunt on social media, asserting: “The mega-rich live off the suffering of others”.
The group said it specifically targeted Laurie’s yacht as she is one of the wealthiest women in the world, with Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index putting her net worth at $7.77 billion. It performed a similar act just two days prior, covering a private jet in yellow and black paint, before showing a sign with a similar message.
The demonstrators were quickly arrested at the marina by the Spanish Civil Guard, according to Spanish newspaper Periodico de Ibiza. The spray-painting reportedly took place just as the crew was preparing to depart Ibiza but the vandalism is likely to cost ‘millions’ to repair.
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