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 . One of the twelve people on board was killed.
A murder enquiry began and a number of the French agents were tracked and arrested. Investigations showed that a two person team carried out the actual bombing but their identities have never been officially confirmed. France eventually agreed to pay compensation to Greenpeace. The wreck of the Rainbow Warrior was refloated on 21 August 1985 and moved to a naval harbour for forensic examination. 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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