SEA Shepherd’s fastest ship has docked at Henderson for some much-needed repairs after 93 days in Antarctica.
Ocean Warrior worked alongside the organisation’s flagship vessel the MV Steve Irwin on the organisation’s 11th anti-whaling campaign, Operation Nemesis.
Captain Adam Meyerson said the new ship had docked in Henderson at a private dock.
“It’s getting a few repairs by a local company, Strategic Marine who are also doing warranty work on the new boat,” he said. “It’s only about six months old. It was built in Turkey.
“It costs about $12 million.” Built in 2016, Ocean Warrior is 54m long, has a powerful water cannon and can reach speeds of more than 30 knots. It is the first new and custom-made ship in Sea Shepherd’s Global fleet and Operation Nemesis was its first campaign.
Ocean Warrior will spend about two weeks in Henderson before it moves a little farther north where it will dock in Fremantle and be open to the public.