|Tuesday, January 24, 2006|
Sea Shepherd Whale Defenders Arrive in South Africa to be Featured in a Major Motion Picture
After a 50-day, 8,000 miles voyage from Melbourne, Australia, along the remote coastline of Antarctica, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat will be arriving in Cape Town harbour in the afternoon of January 24, 2006. From there, the ship will move to Hout Bay. Starting on Saturday, the vessel will be open to the public for tours between the hours of 9am to 4pm. For visitation information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are looking forward to spending some time in South Africa," said Wessel-Louis Jacobsz, a crewmember from Johannesburg. "While waiting for filming to start, we intend to research the South African fur seal trade to investigate the threats the species faces from human activity and encroachment. We will be working closely with Francois Hugo of Seal Alert-SA on this project."
Many of the 43 crewmembers from twelve different nations will be departing Cape Town to return home after an extraordinary voyage to intercept illegal Japanese whaling activities. Due to this, there will be many volunteer opportunities available. South Africans are welcome to apply for positions ranging from diesel engineers, welders, electricians, deckhands, galley, and more. For more information visit www.seashepherd.org/volunteer/volunteer.html or