Seascope France is working with Sea Shepherd to help protect our Oceans
Sea Shepherd is a worldwide nonprofit organization whose mission statement is to "protect defenseless marine wildlife and end the destruction of habitat in the world’s oceans."
In 1977, Paul Watson, one of the founder members of Greenpeace, set up Sea Shepherd and they have been using innovative direct-action tactics to defend, conserve, and protect the delicately balanced biodiversity of our seas and enforce international conservation laws ever since. Sea Shepherd investigate and document when laws to protect the world’s oceans and marine wildlife are not enforced.
There are currently several ships in the Sea Shepherd Global fleet. These include their flagship, the M/V Ocean Warrior, and other vessels, including the M/V Bob Barker and M/V Sam Simon.
At Seascope France we are delighted to be helping to train many of the volunteer crew members on these boats, ensuring they comply to all the latest International Maritime Law requirements, helping primarily with STCW Basic Safety Training, STCW Refresher and STCW Advanced Fire Courses at our dedicated classroom in Antibes and our professional fire ground based at the working Fire station in Contes, just North of Nice.
Seascope recently welcomed twin brothers, Nathan and Tom on our STCW Basic Safety Training and the Advanced Fire Fighting Training in Antibes. Both brothers are Sea Shepherd Crew members, when asked what the motivation for following this career path is, one responded “I have two hands and a brain, and I prefer to put them to use for a good cause, close to my heart…”. Another Sea Shepherd crew member who has been working with them for 4 years summarized the passion involved when asked how long she intended to stay in the industry she replied, “For as many years as my body will allow me….”
If you would like to learn more about Sea Shepherd and what they are doing to help our Oceans, please visit their website at www.seashepherdglobal.org