After another highly successful Antarctic anti-whaling campaign, the Sea Shepherd ship, the MV Steve Irwin, will be sailing into the Port of Hobart on Saturday, March 6, and you are urged to be there to celebrate.
During a dramatic Operation Waltzing Matilda, the Sea Shepherd vessels shut down whaling activities in Antarctic waters for a month, chased the whaling fleet through the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary for thousands of miles, performed surveillance on two harpoon vessels, and the skipper of the Ady Gil Pete Bethune boarded the Shonan Maru No. 2. All of it has led to a huge cut in the yearly quota of kills.
Greens leader Senator Bob Brown will be on the waterfront at Princes Wharf No. 2 at 11am to welcome the Steve Irwin. Boat owners can sail alongside the ship from Iron Pot Lighthouse at 7.30am. For those who can join in, or those who will be there in spirit, it'll be a celebration of thanks to Captain Paul Watson and his brave crew.