We are pleased to welcome to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fleet the M/V Seahorse, an offshore support vessel. Earlier in the summer we had the M/V Tiger under contract, but it soon became clear that its sister ship, the Seahorse, would be a better fit for our direct action campaigns. We completed the purchase of Seahorse in August and it is currently being retooled for Sea Shepherd’s operations. We are preparing the ship for our expanded Operation Milagro, which is the next step in our 9 year partnership with the Mexican Navy to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise.
Upgrades include a modernized electrical system, sanitization of the water filtration system, bolstering the navigation system, and new communications gear, specifically a new satellite system for strong data and communications transmittal. Upon completion of its restoration, the Seahorse will depart Louisiana by way of the Mississippi River, head through the Panama Canal and engage in Operation Milagro by late October. Welcome Seahorse!