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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 04:19 PM
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Sea Shepherd's secret third boat, the Bob Barker finds the whaling fleet!
Edited on Tue Jan-05-10 04:22 PM by flvegan
You've met the Steve Irwin and the Ady Gil.

Now meet the Bob Barker.

Bob Barker Donates $5,000,000 to Sea Shepherd for Ocean Conservation

Another whaling ship arrived in the Southern Ocean today, unexpected and right on time: the Bob Barker.

The 1,200-ton Norwegian built Antarctic harpoon vessel caught up with the Japanese whaling fleet at 0300 Hours on Wednesday, January 6th, in the area of Commonwealth Bay off the Adelie Coast at 143 Degrees 17 Minutes East and 66 Degrees 43 Minutes South. The Norwegian flag cracked in the chill Antarctic air as the silhouette of the whaler gave every indication that the ship was sent to support the Japanese whalers.

The Japanese could be forgiven for thinking that the pro-whaling Norwegians had sent a ship to support their illegal whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. But any excitement turned to disappointment quickly as the Norwegian flag was hauled down and the black and white skull with crossed Trident and Shepherds crook was raised to announce the arrival of the Bob Barker, the latest ship acquired for the Sea Shepherd ocean defense fleet.

Thanks to a $5,000,000 contribution from American television personality and icon Bob Barker, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was able to quietly purchase and refit the former Norwegian whaler in Africa. The ice strengthened fast chaser boat quietly departed from Mauritius on December 18th to join up with the Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin and Ady Gil in the Southern Ocean.

Barker has also funded the cost of a helicopter that will accompany the societys ships. The aircraft is named The Nancy Burnet after the president of United Activists for Animal Rights, an organization Barker also supports. This new helicopter will participate in future campaigns.

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-100105-1...

She's beautiful.



On edit: thanks to DUer onestepforward for posting this in another VVAR thread. I just thought it deserved its own spot.


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Elad ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 04:36 PM
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1. Fantastic... can't wait for the next season of Whale Wars!
I like the sounds of this:

For the first time ever, Sea Shepherd has three ships on the Japanese fleet and each ship gives the campaign unique abilities. The long range fast ice class Bob Barker will take the lead in harassing the Japanese fleet and will be able to stay on station for three solid months without refueling. The Steve Irwin will be carrying the campaign helicopter and will coordinate all flight activities in addition to blocking loading operations on the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship. The Ady Gil, with twice the speed of the Japanese harpoon vessels, will concentrate on intercepting the fast chaser vessels to block their hunting activities.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 05:29 PM
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2. Error
You can't recommend threads from this forum.

K anyhow.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-05-10 07:33 PM
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3. Thanks to the Sea Shepherd and Bob Barker!
K&R
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