ON Sunday, August 10 a well-known anti-whaling vessel will be docking in Killybegs to refuel on its way to the Faroe Islands.
The MV Brigitte Bardot (formerly Gojira and Ocean 7 Adventurer) is a unique high-tech 35 m (115 ft) stabilized monohull twin diesel engine powered vessel designed by Nigel Irens.
Construction of Ocean 7 Adventurer began in June 1997 and she was launched on 16 March 1998. The official naming ceremony took place on 3 April 1998 in London’s West India Dock.
A scout vessel for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the MC Brigitte Bardot travels all around the world chasing whaling fleets in the hopes of interrupting and preventing the continued hunting of whales in certain parts.
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
Its mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.