The Rainbow warrior was sabotaged and sunk just before midnight NZST on July 10, 1985 by two explosive devices attached to the hull by operatives of the French intelligence service . Â One of the twelve people on board was killed.
A murder enquiry began and a number of the French agents were tracked and arrested. Â Investigations showed that a two person team carried out the actual bombing but their identities have never been officially confirmed. Â France eventually agreed to pay compensation to Greenpeace. Â The wreck of the Rainbow Warrior was refloated on 21 August 1985 and moved to a naval harbour for forensic examination. Â The damage was too extensive for repair and the vessel was settled in Matauri Bay in the Cavalli Islands of New Zealand as a diving attraction.
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