Founder Captain Paul Watson, ship’s namesake Chris Sharp, and ship Captain Sandy Yawn in attendance
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the direct-action marine organization, unveiled its newest vessel, the M/V Sharpie, at a press conference today, Monday, December 11th at 11:00 am at the 5th Street Marina in Miami, Fla.
The group’s founder, president, and CEO, Captain Paul Watson, greeted media, fans, and local residents who came to the unveiling ceremony on the bow of the ship. Speaking to the crowd, Watson announced that the vessel would be joining its sister ships the M/V Farley Mowat and the M/V John Paul DeJoria in the Sea of Cortez for Operation Milagro IV, a campaign to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. All three ships are 110 ft. Island-class patrol boats.
Captain Sandy Yawn of Bravo Media’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” to helm the ship’s inaugural mission
MIAMI, FLA. – DECEMBER 7th, 2017 – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the direct-action marine organization, will unveil its newest vessel, the M/V Sharpie, at a press conference on Monday, December 11th at 11:00 am at the 5th Street Marina in Miami, Fla., it was announced by the group’s founder, president and CEO, Captain Paul Watson.
Additionally, Captain Sandy Yawn, star of the Bravo series Below Deck Mediterranean, has been brought on to captain the new ship. Captain Yawn will help guide the Sharpie on its inaugural mission to the Gulf of California where it will join sister ships the M/V Farley Mowat and the M/V John Paul DeJoria, currently there for Operation Milagro IV, a campaign to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. All three ships are 110 ft. Island-class patrol boats.
The trio is joining forces for Operation Taino Spirit Promise, to deliver supplies to local partners and retrieve plastic waste
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has partnered with Taino Warriors and actor/activist Michelle Rodriguez on a campaign to help the hurricane ravaged and economically impacted island of Puerto Rico rebuild in a sustainable manner.
The campaign, titled Operation Taino Spirit Promise, comes 75 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, forcing a complete rebuild of its already weakened infrastructure.
In the spirit of Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people, Operation Taino Spirit Promise, will deliver supplies to local Puerto Rican NGOs committed to rebuilding Puerto Rico sustainably focusing on the areas of environment, eco-agriculture and children’s mental health and education.
The M/V Farley Mowat and the M/V John Paul DeJoria kick off Operation Milagro IV in the Gulf of California in collaboration with the Mexican Government
Continuing its relentless commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered vaquita porpoise, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro IV.
Milagro IV, a vaquita defense campaign, will have Sea Shepherd’s M/V Farley Mowat back on active duty for the third consecutive year in the Gulf of California - the only waters on Earth which are home to this shy and elusive mammal.
The marine conservation society’s fast patrol boat named after philanthropist John Paul DeJoria will bring much needed supplies and other help.
In the wake of the recent hurricanes wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is sending the M/V John Paul DeJoria to the area to provide relief to both humans and animals in need.
Dubbed Operation: Good Pirates of the Caribbean, the M/V John Paul DeJoria will bring aid and supplies to several islands including St. Martin, Antigua-Barbuda, Virgin Islands and others.