Sea Shepherd – the international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization ordered a new ship based on the yacht support vessel design by Damen Shipyards, christened Ocean Warrior.

Ocean Warrior – the name is program and a very good addition in the Sea Shepherd fleet.Damen is known in the yachting industry as mother company of yacht builder

Damen is known in the yachting industry as mother company of yacht builder Amels. Actually presented as a yacht support vessel, Damen builds a support vessel for Sea Shepherd after they received 8.3 Mio. EUR from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

The new vessel will be used to stop illegal fishing in the southern ocean.

“”Sea Shepherd will now be able to have a custom-designed ship built, capable of achieving speeds that far exceed any of the vessels in our current fleet. After researching possible ship builders for the last two years, negotiations with Dutch shipbuilder Damen has resulted in a blueprint of our ideal ship””

said Alex Cornelissen, CEO of Sea Shepherd Global.

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Update 29th July 2016: The launch