Earthrace-2 Conservation Vessel by Earthrace Conservation — Kickstarter
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Since Since 2011, Earthrace has been battling wildlife crime. We work with government agencies and NGOs, and the missions are covered in our TV series "The Operatives."
We've closed down multiple shark finning, illegal fishing, and illegal gold mining operations. We exposed the brutal seal clubbing in Namibia and several illegal logging operations in Indonesia. We tackled the wildlife trade that’s devastating Asia’s endangered animals. We even rescued a dolphin that was being illegally held in a tiny little swimming pool.
We could do so much more if we had our own ship. So last year we started designing an awesome new vessel – Earthrace 2 - to become our base of operations
Earthrace 2 is based on our original Earthrace, which ran on renewable fuel and still holds the record for circling the globe. We launched this vessel in 2006 and despite being small, and with a crew of just 6, she played a key role in campaigning against Japanese Whaling in Antarctica, as well as in promoting renewable fuels.
The new boat will be a larger tri-hull wavepiercer that can handle almost any seas. Earthrace 2 will hold a crew of 26, which will often include local enforcement team members to ensure that criminals we catch are successfully prosecuted
Our film crew has a proven track record with "The Operatives" TV Series. We've produced two seasons and 18 episodes of compelling television that has helped enormously in raising important conservation issues.
Sep 2016. Design Completed
Jan 2017. Construction Starts
Nov 2017. Hull complete
Jan 2018. Start Internal Fitout / Engineering
Nov 2018. Vessel Launch / Sea Trials
Jan 2018. Commence Marine Conservation Missions