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November 2010 - Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Portable battery charger 6,12,24 volt.
Good quality hand held marine radios.
ships Communication Officer needs one days free access
to a high speed
connection for downloads
he is also in desperate need of three new computers.
Wooden Chopping boards
Green power champion juicer
Black polar fleece balaclavas
Braggs Bullion-amino acids
Fresh herbs (parsley, basil, celanto etc)
Asian fake meat products
Tofutti products - cream cheese, sour cream, cheese
Soy/vege hot dogs/sausages
Nuts and seeds (cashews, almonds etc)
Dark vegan chocolate
release cds and dvds
ipod for Galley
November 2008 - Sydney, Australia
Potts of Sea Shepherd to appear on ABC
Australian Story - 11th Feb 2008
Paul Watson interviewed on Channel Nine 'Today'
- 30th November 2007'
Shepherd missing crew found alive and well (9th Feb
in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
is an International non-profit conservation organization
whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat
and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in
order to conserve and protects ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics
to investigate, document, and take action when necessary
to expose and confront illegal activities on the high
seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced
ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their
survival for future generations. Founder and President
Captain Paul Watson, also co-founder of Greenpeace
Foundation, is a renowned, respected leader in environmental
issues. Visit www.seashepherd.org
for more information.
or High Water'
Story returns to the ABC's screens on Monday night
with the inside story of Ben Potts, the young Sea
Shepherd activist who sailed into worldwide controversy
when he boarded a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern
the first time, Potts and his family reveal surprising
behind-the-scenes details of what took place on the
can watch Australian Story's broadband edition here:
after the television broadcast.
SHEPHERD FLAGSHIP TO DEPART MELBOURNE
Farley Mowat Heading To The Antarctic To Defend Whales
Departure scheduled from Victoria Harbor, Dock 3 for
9:00 AM Saturday Morning
Saturday, the 23rd of December, the Farley Mowat will
depart Melbourne to sail to the Southern Oceans to
intervene against the illegal Japanese whaling in
the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary. There, the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society's flagship will rendezvous with
its newly acquired 2nd ship, code-named Leviathan,
and the two ships with over 60 international volunteer
crewmembers, a helicopter, and numerous smaller vessels
will confront the Japanese whalers on the high seas.
Japanese whaling fleet is determined to slaughter
more than 1,000 whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary.
Japan has doubled its illegal quota of piked (Minke)
whales to just over a thousand, and will be targeting
endangered fin whales, and for the first time since
the early eighties, 50 endangered humpback whales.
"Sea Shepherd is the only organization in the
world willing to go to the Antarctic to intercept
the Japanese whaling fleet and shut them down,"
said Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd's President and Founder.
have come out in force to support Sea Shepherd in
the past several months. Over 30,000 people have visited
the Farley Mowat since its arrival in mid-July. The
ship's crew has given numerous tours and participated
at events around the country over the past several
months. Thousands of new Oz supporters have joined
the Society. Among them, John Singleton and Blue Tongue
Brewery are supporting the campaign through the launch
of their website www.whalesafebeer.com
. The citizens of Melbourne have been so very generous
to the Sea Shepherds by contributing tons of food,
supplies, and donations that are so vital to the campaign.
.Australian media coverage has been unprecedented
as the momentum of the anti-whaling movement is reaching
a critical mass. "We are upholding international
conservation law when no one else will," said
Jonny Vasic, International Director.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the crew of
the Farley Mowat would like to say a big thank you
to Australia for its support. To follow Sea Shepherd's
progress on the most ambitious, most expensive, most
important campaign in its 30-year history of defending
whales, visit: www.Seashepherd.org
Shepherd would like to invite all members of the media
and anti-whaling advocates to come to the dock for
a send off in support of the Whales' Navy.
Send-off for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's flagship
Victoria Harbor, Dock 3 off of Collins Street
9:00 AM Saturday Morning, December 23, 2006
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
(SSCS) is an International non-profit conservation
organization whose mission is to end the destruction
of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's
oceans in order to conserve and protects ecosystems
and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action
tactics to investigate, document, and take action
when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities
on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity
of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd
works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Founder and President Captain Paul Watson, also co-founder
of Greenpeace Foundation, is a renowned, respected
leader in environmental issues. Visit www.seashepherd.org
for more information.
WHALING FLEET FORCED TO RUN FROM SEA SHEPHERD
THE FARLEY MOWAT, 0420 Hours. February 9th, 2007 (0730
Hours, February 8th, PST)
Sea Shepherd ship Robert Hunter has closed in on the
Japanese whaling fleet. The Sea Shepherd helicopter
Kookaburra has flown over the Japanese whaling ship
the Nisshin Maru and the three harpoon vessels accompanying
it. The identification of the Japanese fleet is 100%
positive. The Sea Shepherd ships have covered thousands
of square miles and have been searching for the whaling
fleet for over 6 weeks.
Nisshin Maru is the factory ship of the fleet. The
kill ships bring the dead whales back to this factory
vessel and transfer them to the 130m long processing
ship where the whales are butchered and stored. The
Japanese whaling fleet plans to illegally slaughter
over 900 whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary this
year ? including 935 piked (Minke) whales and 10 fin
Japanese whaling operation is in violation of many
international laws and regulations, including:
They are violating the Southern Ocean Sanctuary
They are violating the International Whaling Commission
(IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling.
They are targeting endangered fin and humpback whales
that are protected under the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Farley Mowat is also closing in on the fleet and moving
towards their position. The Robert Hunter can easily
outrun the Nisshin Maru. The Nisshin Maru was forced
to stop its whaling activity and is attempting to
flee the area. Both Sea Shepherd ships are now in
full pursuit and closing in on the illegal whaling
vessels of the Japanese whale killing fleet. Photos
are now available.
Japanese whaling fleet position is 66 Degrees 46 Minutes
South and 169 Degrees 52 Minutes East. 122 East northeast
of Sturge Island.
objectives of the Sea Shepherd vessels are to enforce
international conservation law against illegal Japanese
whaling operations in accordance with the principles
established by the United Nations World Charter for
Farley Mowat has a crew of 20 under the command of
Captain Paul Watson. The Robert Hunter has a crew
of 37 under the command of Captain Alex Cornelissen
of the Netherlands.
Shepherd on top in PR war, by Jamie Walker and Siobhain
Ryan - January 18, 2008
heat between Japanese whalers and environmental activists
reaches far beyond the icy Southern Ocean: it's in
the cutting edge battle to harpoon public opinion.
up-links, webcams, around-the-clock internet blogging
and dragooned reporters are the weapons of choice
in this struggle for hearts and minds.
Shepherd's images have been plastered on the front
pages of metropolitan newspapers and in television
news bulletins, often without right of reply by the
man supplying the pictures, Sea Shepherd's volatile
Paul Watson, is accessible by satellite phone. Between
playing his increasingly high-stakes game of bluff
with the Japanese whaling fleet, he makes time to
regularly update his blog from the MV Steve Irwin.
nerve centre of the media operation is a one-room
office in Melbourne where Watson's American sidekick,
Jonny Vasic, downloads dispatches from the Antarctic
and punches them on to the Sea Shepherd website. Watson's
satellite number is given to any reporter who asks.
the Steve Irwin - the 53m cutter bought from the Scottish
fisheries service in 2005 and rebadged after its British
maritime registration was revoked - there's a dedicated
photographer and separate video camera operator.
has also been made on the cramped ship for a six-strong
documentary crew from the US Discovery Channel.
is one of our main tools," said Vasic, who has
flown from the US with wife Christine to manage the
on-shore operation from Sea Shepherd's office in inner-Melbourne
are not delusional that we can solve this problem
on our own.
best, we can be a spark, a catalyst, and we have to
get this out to the world so people know what's going
on down there with Paul and the crew."
Shepherd includes Lonely Planet, outdoor gear retailer
Patagonia, and Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation
among its sponsors, supporters and partners, which
number almost 30.
than 3000 volunteers and staff have worked for the
organisation since the original Sea Shepherd's first
voyage in the late 1970s, according to its website.
media saturation tactic has worked. Kevin Rudd, his
deputy, Julia Gillard, and Foreign Minister Stephen
Smith all fronted the media yesterday on the whaling
journalist Greg Smith, who lectures in public relations
at Edith Cowan University, said the media's remoteness
from the action, and reliance on activists for photos,
risked pushing the debate "out of balance".
fall for the cute and cuddly animal story, and having
it on the high seas adds to the drama," Smith
"when they're strong pictures like that, the
other side doesn't have much chance".
National University marketing lecturer Andrew Hughes
said it was not just awareness Sea Shepherd had created.
The organisation was generating "a lot of money"
by linking its powerful images, blog updates, and
promise of instant action to online donations.
has even converted former Howard government environment
minister Ian Campbell, now on the Sea Shepherd's board
of advisers. When he was a minister, Campbell slammed
Watson's verbal offensive against whalers as "deranged"
and hinted at legal action against him.
may join anti-whaling bout, by Julian Lee - 24th January
The Sydney Morning Herald)
said large corporations such as Coca-Cola don't engage
in risky marketing might have to swallow their words.
The company's Australian bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil,
has not ruled out sponsoring, of all things, anti-whaling
back from a holiday in Africa, CCA's nature-loving
boss, Terry Davis, has equated the killing of whales
to that of poaching elephants and has said he might
reactivate Bluetongue's sponsorship of the anti-whaling
group Sea Shepherd after it finished last year.
Beverages - a joint venture between CCA and SABMiller
- paid $30 million late last year for Bluetongue Brewery.
time last year Bluetongue's previous owner, John Singleton,
handed the Sea Shepherd activists - who are battling
Japanese whalers in the Antarctic - a large cheque
and promised an extra $1 for every case sold. A graphic
internet ad showing a harpooned Japanese diner proclaimed
Bluetongue as the whale-safe beer.
given the size of the story in the past 10 days, it
looks like Bluetongue and Pacific might have missed
the boat, so to speak.
Baume of Media Monitors said: "The story was
by far and away the biggest non-sport story of the
week. It was at least three times as big as the nearest
story, which was the floods."
that to the week when Mr Singleton launched the whale-safe
campaign, widely held as a thinly veiled attack on
the fact rival brewer Lion Nathan is 46 per cent owned
by Japanese brewer, Kirin. That week the drought,
high toll of P-plater deaths and bushfires dominated
Mr Singleton, who has been retained by Pacific as
a marketing consultant on Bluetongue, issued a short
statement which also failed to shed light on Bluetongue's
silence. "Bluetongue did their bit when it counted:
we donated $250,000 and helped raise awareness of
Sea Shepherd's campaign to stop whaling in the Southern
Ocean," he said. "But it is Sea Shepherd
who deserve the applause - we have no intention of
stealing their thunder."
his own statement Mr Davis, CCA's group managing director,
said he supported the Government's efforts to stop
whaling in Australian waters. "Having just returned
home after a holiday in Africa, my personal view is
that killing whales in Australian waters is no different
to poaching elephants: unacceptable," he said.
"We are currently reviewing our brand strategy
for 2008. Nothing is being ruled in or out."
time is running out, says one public relations expert,
Judi Hausmann, founder of the eponymous PR agency.
"It's unlikely a big company like that [Coca-Cola
Amatil] would make a commitment of that size so quickly
… these things take time."
my experience the companies that are showing themselves
to be flexible are technology companies because the
shorter lifespan of their products has forced them
to do so."
Sea Shepherd spokeswoman, Kristine Vasic, did not
want to talk about corporate sponsorship, saying she
was "focused on the story about saving whales".
was tipped for role as anti-whaling captain, by Phillipa
Heath Ledger was the hot favourite to play the Sea
Shepherd’s Capt. Paul Watson in a swashbuckling
biopic based on the renegade anti-whaling campaigner’s
life, the film’s LA-based producer said yesterday.
On the phone from Los Angeles, Kingsborough Pictures
co-owner Pieter Kroonenburg confirmed he had intended
to “vigorously pursue” Ledger for the
title role after the actor expressed strong interest
in it during a meeting with Capt. Watson last October
to discuss a documentary Ledger was making about whales.
Ledger became a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation
Society advisory board after the meeting and was “very
intrigued by the character of Paul”, Kroonenburg
“He was certainly on the short-list of actors
to play the part . . . we have just finished the last
draft of our script but we hadn’t sent it to
Under the direction of filmmaker and actor Stuart
Townsend, the movie Mighty Hearts could have had Ledger
as Capt. Watson ramming driftnet fishing trawlers,
smashing illegal whaling boats and sailing boldly
into Soviet waters in his bid to stop whalers.
Kroonenburg said Ledger would have been perfect for
the lead role in the film, now in pre-production,
as he was a gifted actor who had a genuine interest
in whales and had demonstrated a capacity to “age
beautifully” in Brokeback Mountain.
“His age was absolutely perfect because the
film takes off at a time when Paul Watson strayed
off from Greenpeace . . . he was 26 at the time .
. . but you totally accept (Heath) as someone in his
late 30s and early 40s,” he said.
“It’s horrible, because more than anything
Heath was such a promising actor and his life was
just too short.”
Capt. Watson said he was “sad indeed”
when news reached him in the Southern Ocean that Ledger
had died. It was only months ago the actor had been
“extremely enthusiastic” about showing
him the animated documentary about whales he was working
“He was a great actor and a great activist and
he was a friend of the whales and the planet,”
will ram Japanese whalers - mX
and the Environment