Michelle Rodriguez Star Joins Sea Shepherd
Wars: Michelle Rodriguez will set sail with anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd
from Fremantle this afternoon. Picture: Reuters Source: news.com.au
actress Michelle Rodriguez, star of blockbuster Avatar, is in Fremantle
throwing her support behind anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd.
said she will be on board Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel MY Steve
Irwin when it sets sail at 4pm today for Hobart where crew plan to replenish
supplies before heading to the Southern Ocean in December.
dubbed 'Operation No Compromise', will be Sea Shepherd’s seventh mission
into the frigid waters of Antarctica to try and stop the slaughter of whales
by Japanese researchers.
the crew are three Perth residents including former Labor Attorney General
Jim McGinty’s brother Kevin McGinty, Steven Bennett and Georgie Dicks.
Captain Locky MacLean said the crew are looking forward to having Rodriguez
which uses militant tactics in its fight against whaling, made headlines
early this year when their stealth vessel the Ady Gill was ‘cut in
half’ by Japanese whalers.
year, a new monohull fast vessel called the Ocean Adventurer will replace
the Ady Gill.
Australian Director Jeff Hansen said: “It is great to see high profile
people like Miss Rodriguez giving up their spare time to help promote our
fight to defend the whales being illegally targeted in New Zealand and Australian