Environment Activists Target Luxury Yacht in Ibiza: A Deep Dive

Name:Kaos
Length:110 m (361 ft)
Builder:Oceanco
Year:2017
Price:US$ 300 million
Owner:Nancy Walton Laurie


Futuro Vegetal: A Stand Against Luxury Emissions

On Sunday, July 16th, at 9:00 am, an unprecedented protest took place in the upscale marina of Ibiza’s port facade. Two members from the environmental group, Futuro Vegetal, targeted the mega-yacht ‘Kaos’, using fire extinguishers to splatter paint onto the luxury vessel.

Key Takeaways:

  • Two activists from the group Futuro Vegetal carried out an act of protest against the mega-yacht ‘Kaos,’ using fire extinguishers to throw paint at the vessel.
  • The Spanish Civil Guard responded promptly, detaining the activists involved.
  • The Kaos Yacht, valued at €300 million and owned by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton, represents the wealth disparity that environmental activists are rallying against.
  • Futuro Vegetal claims their protest was against the climate crisis and the environmental impact of luxury emissions.
  • This protest follows a similar action carried out by the group at Ibiza’s airport, raising questions about their tactics and the potential legal consequences for their actions.

Immediate Response and Activists’ Detention

The Civil Guard was promptly dispatched to the scene, where they detained the activists involved. According to a Futuro Vegetal spokesperson, both individuals “will presumably spend Sunday night in jail” before a scheduled court appearance in the morning. The recent protest follows a similar action on a private jet at Ibiza’s airport, raising questions about the group’s tactics and their potential consequences.

Yacht ‘Kaos’: A Symbol of Luxury and Excess

Kaos, a yacht flying under the Jamaican flag, stretches an impressive 110 meters and weighs a staggering 4,523 tons. Constructed in 2017, this vessel is valued at an eye-watering €300 million. Its annual maintenance costs range between $20 and $30 million, according to superyachtfan.com. Owned by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton, whose fortune stands at $8.7 billion according to Forbes, the yacht has become a potent symbol of the wealth disparity addressed by environmental activists.

Environmental Activism and The Call to End Luxury Emissions

Futuro Vegetal’s actions were carried out in protest of the climate crisis. As part of their ‘Jets and Yachts, the party is over’ campaign, they demand the prohibition of private jets and a halt to luxury emissions. Futuro Vegetal underscores that their actions are a call to reexamine an economic system they claim privileges a wealthy minority at the expense of environmental sustainability.



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