Dedication ceremony assigns the M/V Sharpie with a Dominica flag; Dominica officials present for announcement
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s newest vessel, the M/V Sharpie, has become the first ship in history to obtain registry as a private marine conservation yacht by Dominica Maritime Registry.
Sea Shepherd founder, president, and CEO Captain Paul Watson and director of ship operations and campaigns, Captain Locky MacLean, along with Dominica Senator for Tourism and Urban Renewal, the Honourable Robert Tonge, and Discover Dominica Authority’s Production Promotions Manager Kathy Cuffy Jno-Jules, were present at the dedication ceremony aboard the Sharpie at the 5th Street Marina in Miami on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Endangered vaquita porpoise kicks off the four-part series
Sea Shepherd is teaming up with UK-based design duo Ed and James Harrison on their conservation project ‘Under the Skin,’ an art series specializing in limited-edition, interactive screen prints of endangered animals from across the globe.
This new collaboration will celebrate some of the marine species that Sea Shepherd is tirelessly working to protect, as well as raise awareness of the threats these species face that are leading to their extinction.
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.