Actress Lucy Lawless has been arrested, along with five other Greenpeace activists in Port Taranaki, New Zealand.
The arrests end a 77-hour protest at the top of a 53m drilling tower on Shell oil exploration ship the Noble Discoverer.
Protesters boarded the Arctic-bound ship and scaled the drilling tower on Friday morning, locking the access ladder to barricade themselves.
The protesters hung banners from the drilling derrick reading
Stop Shell and
This chapter has ended, but the story of the battle to save the Arctic has just begun, said Lawless, before being arrested.
Seven of us climbed up that drillship to stop Arctic drilling, but 133,000 of us came down — via redwolf.newsvine.com