03 May '11, 7pm

Steve Irwin Tailed by Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden - - #seashepherd

Steve Irwin Tailed by Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden - - #seashepherd

Steve Irwin Tailed by Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden The Steve Irwin successfully ran the gauntlet of Somali pirates today as the ship and crew transited the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea under the command of Captain Lockhart MacLean. Their position was 12 degrees, 33 minutes North and 43 degrees and 31 minutes East at the time. Yesterday a U.S. military Blackhawk helicopter overflew the Steve Irwin and hailed the vessel as a Dutch warship. If the camouflage paint job and the large “77” emblazoned on the bow fooled the U.S. military, Sea Shepherd was hoping that the pirates would also be mistaken and would keep their distance. Today three skiffs with six men in one, five in another and two in the third approached the Steve Irwin and tailed the vessel for a few miles. They appeared to be uncertain and backed off to check out a container ship a three miles distance from th...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110503-1.html

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Sea Shepherd Returns to Japan - #seashepherd

Sea Shepherd Returns to Japan - #seashepherd

seashepherd.org 04 May '11, 6pm

Cove Guardian leader and Sea Shepherd Director of Investigations Scott West has returned to Japan to investigate the post ...