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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”
  • Next Mission: Operation No Compromise – Captain Alex Cornelissen

 

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
  • Next Mission: Operation No Compromise – Captain Paul Watson

 

Gojira

Gojira

  • Length: 35-meters (115-feet)
  • Vessel Type: stabilized, monohull trimaran
  • Max Speed: 24 knots
  • First Expedition: 1998 successful circumnavigation in 74 days, beating the previous record of 84 days held by the USS Triton, a nuclear-powered submarine [Note: In 2008, the 60-day world record was set by the Earthrace, which later become Sea Shepherd’s vessel the Ady Gil]
  • Former Job: South African-based charter vessel
  • First Sea Shepherd Expedition: Operation No Compromise
  • SSCS Name: Gojira (in Japanese means Godzilla)