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We are embarking on a perilous odyssey that will take us where no other conservationists have ever gone before on a mission that has never before been undertaken. Our quest is to find, block and stop the largest and most mercilessly vicious monster in the Ocean.

It is a mission that will demand great courage because we will be confronting something much larger and more powerful than us, a murderous enemy devoid of compassion and empathy hell bent on destroying the most intelligent self-aware sentient beings in the sea. Our mission is to stop the Japanese whaling ship Kangei Maru, the world’s largest industrial whale killing machine. Our destination is the North Pacific and to get there we need to transit the Northwest passage on our ship the M/Y John Paul DeJoria.

No NGO-owned ship has ever undertaken a transit over the top of Canada. Along the way, this will be an opportunity to take samples to test for the presence of micro-plastics in the Arctic Ocean and to make observations of the impact of climate change on transits through the Arctic Ocean. Once we reach the Pacific, the task will be to locate and confront the Kangei Maru. Our 2nd ship, the M/Y Bandero, is on standby in Australia if the Japanese whalers return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. With the John Paul DeJoria in the North and the Bandero in the South, we will be positioned to intercept the Japanese whalers wherever they will be operating.

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ICE STORM / 2024

Kristján Loftsson, the wealthiest and most politically influential man in Iceland, has ignited a storm of controversy in the North Atlantic. ​

Most Icelanders are against killing whales. The Icelandic government is opposed to killing whales, but Kristjan Loftsson is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is to kill endangered Fin whales. Commercial whaling was outlawed in 1986 when the Internation Whaling Commission (IWC) declared a global moratorium on whaling. Fin whales are universally protected under international conservation law.

Kristján Loftsson is confident that he will get what he wants. We are confident that we can prevent him from doing what he wants.

In two months, we will once again sail into the waters off Iceland to aggressively but non-violently intervene against the whale-killing machines. We’ve stopped Kristján Loftsson before – we cut his whaling fleet in half and saved hundreds of whales from his deadly harpoons. We now need to stop him for good.

There is a merciless storm threatening Fin whales in Icelandic waters, a storm of deadly explosive harpoons in the hands of a Cetacean serial killing fanatic. Our job is to calm these waters down and to make the North Atlantic a safe place for whales once again.

**UPDATE JUNE 2024**

It appears that no whales will be killed this summer despite the Icelandic government giving the green light to slaughter 99 endangered Fin whales. Whale killing boss Kristjan Loftsson says the permits came too late for him to launch his two ships and he understood that we would aggressively block his killing operations.

Awesome news.

But what to do with a ship and crew ready and eager for action?

We will be sending a land crew to the Faroe Islands to oppose the slaughter of pilot whales and dolphins.

But there is a new insidious threat to the whales – And we will pivot towards that and be back for Operation Ice Storm in 2025 if required.



Unleashing havoc on our oceans, super trawlers are rapidly depleting marine resources and disrupting thriving ecosystems. These colossal factory ships leave a trail of destruction in their path, producing high rates of bycatch and throwing trophic levels into chaos, disrupting vital food chains and endangering marine life – all urgent issues that demand our attention.

We’re taking a stand against this environmental threat, calling for immediate protection for delicate marine ecosystems like the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel. This campaign is a collaboration with Sea Shepherd France, and aims to challenge the actions of these killing machines.



Operation Bloody Fjords is a collaborative effort with CPWF UK and represents a resolute mission dedicated to safeguarding the cherished and remarkable lives of dolphins against a profoundly cruel mindset prevailing among certain communities deeply ingrained in the abhorrent practice of exterminating entire family pods of innocent and vulnerable, highly intelligent, and self-aware sentient beings.

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