21 November 2016: The controversial group, Sea Shepherd Conservation, which has made a career out of fighting the Japanese whaling industry has just built a new custom vessel to pursue their mission.... here's a look.
In January 2015, the controversial whale warriors Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society won 8.3 million euro from the Postcode Lotteries in
the Netherlands and UK to put towards the construction of a new
custom-built patrol ship to battle Japanese whalers in the Southern
To build their dream ship, Sea Shepherd turned to Dutch shipbuilder
Damen Group for a modified version of the Fast Crew Supplier. Just 18
months later, Sea Shepherd commissioned the Ocean Warrior, the fastest, most high-tech, efficient and capable vessel to ever join the fleet.
In September, the Ocean Warrior, rumored to cost $12 million, departed Antalya,
Turkey on its maiden voyage to Australia, via Amsterdam and Italy,
to participate in Sea Shepherds 11th Antarctic whale defense campaign in
the South Ocean beginning this December.
If you would like to learn more about this ship, here a video of her getting underway and heading to their hunting grounds in the Southern Ocean.
(click here)Ocean Warrior's Maiden Voyage
Thanks to gCaptain for this information.
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