Dec 5, 2016

Sea Shepherd ships depart for annual battle with Japanese whalers

Two ships have left Australia, bound for the freezing Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in an annual high-seas battle, environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Monday. The organization’s flagship, the Steve Irwin, departed for Antarctic waters along with fast, new patrol ...

Sea Shepherd gets fast anti-whaling ship

Oct 3, 2016

Sea Shepherd gets fast anti-whaling ship

With its distinctive Jolly Roger flag flying from the mast, the sleek, high-speed, slate-gray Ocean Warrior is the latest weapon in the bitter war between marine conservationists and Japan’s whaling fleet. “The one thing that we were missing in our fleet was a vessel ...

Apr 20, 2015

Japan asks France to hand over Sea Shepherd founder

Japan has asked the French government to hand over Paul Watson, founder of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, government sources said Monday. The Japan Coast Guard put Watson on an international wanted list on charges of obstructing Japan’s “research whaling” program in the ...

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Apr 7, 2015

Sea Shepherd touts dramatic rescue of 'poachers'

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said it rescued 40 crew members from a sinking ship of “poachers” it was pursuing for months for alleged illegally fishing in the Southern Ocean, but described the ship’s capsize as suspicious. Sea Shepherd said its ships Bob Barker ...