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M/Y Bob Barker

Bob Barker

  • Length: 52.2 meters
  • Date Built: 1950 
  • Most Interesting Fact: In Norway, was built originally as a whaling vessel and did so until 1962 
  • Other Former Jobs: Has also operated as a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel (submarine seeker), fuel resupply vessel, and conducted paid Arctic wildlife tours
  • Former Name: Polaris 
  • Current Name: Bob Barker – named after its benefactor – American television personality, icon, and animal lover Bob Barker 
  • First Sea Shepherd Expedition: Departed December 18, 2009, from Mauritius, Africa, for the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary and “Operation Waltzing Matilda”

 

M/Y Ady Gil

Ady Gil

  • Length: 24-meters (78-feet)
  • Vessel Type: tri-hull wavepiercer / powerboat
  • Max Speed: 50 knots
  • Coolest Maneuver: Capable of submarining up to 7m (23ft) underwater
  • Famous For: Recently set the world record for global circumnavigation
  • Former Name: Earthrace
  • Current Name: In honor of the ships benefactor, Ady Gil, who helped acquire the vessel
  • First Sea Shepherd Expedition: Departed December 10, 2009, for the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary Operation Waltzing Matilda
  • Current Job: Intercept and physically block the harpoon ships from illegally slaughtering whales
  • In an unprovoked attack captured on film, the Japanese security ship Shonan Maru No. 2 deliberately rammed and caused catastrophic damage to the Sea Shepherd trimaran Ady Gil. The vessel was cut in two and subsequently sank.

 

M/Y 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
  • Current Exepdition: Departed December 7, 2009, for 3rd expedition to the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary – Operation Waltzing Matilda
 

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