Blue Rage

 

The Fleet

Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin

  • Length: 53-meters
  • Date Built: 1972
  • Max Speed: 16 knots
  • Country of Origin:Scotland, UK 
  • Former Job: Scottish Fisheries Protection Service vessel
  • First Sea Shepherd Expedition: December of 2007,  Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign Operation Migaloo
  • Original SSCS Name:M/Y Robert Hunter in memory of Captain Paul Watson’s friend and co-founder of Greenpeace Bob Hunter
  • Current Name: In honor of the late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin
  • Last Expedition: Departed December 7, 2009, for 3rd expedition to the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary – Operation Waltzing Matilda. Returned to port on March 6th, 2010.
  • Current Mission: Defend the bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea from extinction!
  • Interesting Facts:
    • The Steve Irwin is travelling half way around the world to get to the Mediterranean.
    • The ship has never been in the Med before.
  • Number of Crew: 41
  • Number of Nationailities of Crew: 9

 

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

  • Length: 35-meters (115-feet)
  • Vessel Type: stabilized, monohull trimaran
  • Max Speed: 24 knots
  • First Expedition: 1998 successful circumnavigation in 74 days, beating the previous record of 84 days held by the USS Triton, a nuclear-powered submarine [Note: In 2008, the 60-day world record was set by the Earthrace, which later become Sea Shepherd’s vessel the Ady Gil]
  • Former Job: South African-based charter vessel
  • First Sea Shepherd Expedition:Operation No Compromise
  • SSCS Name:Brigitte Bardot (renamed from Gojira)