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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