Is this some sort of weird joke?
By Rob Almeida
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society won a ridiculous donation tonight at the annual Goed Geld Gala (Good Money Gala) in Amsterdam, enough they say to build their “ideal ship.”
With the 8.3 million euro donation, Sea Shepherd CEO Alex Cornelissen says they “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 ship builder Damen has resulted in a blueprint of our ideal ship.”
Their ideal ship appears to be a modified Fast Crew Supplier.
With Sea Shepherd’s history of un-seamanlike operations in the Southern Ocean which, among other things, have involved dramatic collisions with whaling vessels, it will be it will be interesting to observe how their operations are modified with such a sexy new ship.
In other news, Sea Shepherd announced last week Pamela Anderson has joined their board of advisors.