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March 30, 2020 - Sea Shepherd Global

Sea Shepherd Fleet in Self-Quarantine

Sea Shepherd Fleet in Self-Quarantine
Sam SimonCredit: Sea Shepherd, Saberwyn

Through almost half a century of campaigns at sea, our captains and crews are used to directly confronting uncertainty, whether it’s the unpredictability of heavy weather and dangerous ice conditions, or the volatility of poachers. They now, for the first time, confront an invisible adversary—one that we are all facing together—the threat of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus.

On every campaign supported by you, from the frigid Antarctic to the steamy Gulf of Guinea, we’ve been joined by a Ship's Medical Officer, entrusted to ensure the health of our volunteers. Those Ship’s Medical Officers are now serving on the front lines of fighting COVID-19; we must support them now as they supported us in some of the world’s most remote waters. It is on the advice of our Medical Advisory Board, that Sea Shepherd Global has decided for our ships, all of which are presently in port—including Ocean Warrior, Bob Barker and Sam Simon—to self-quarantine for at least the next 14 days, for the safety of our crews and in an act of solidarity with healthcare professionals to 'flatten the curve'.

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