Donate To Stop The Slaughter: Operation Atlantic Shield
We are preparing our return to an anti-whaling and fisheries enforcement campaign for 2020-2021 dubbed Operation Atlantic Shield.
This campaign will encompass Norway, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, The U.K., Ireland and more. We plan to deploy more than 8 units into operation at nearly the same time at any or all locations in the Atlantic, on short notice 24/7.
We will deploy small units quickly in defense of the world's oceans and wildlife. Anytime. Anywhere. We need your help now to realize the campaign!
Compared to the past few years we operated in Norway, we are trying to become more mobile in the air, on land, and at sea.
Our goals are to have 4-8 of our own small RHIBs that we can immediately deploy to the locations where we will find the whalers/ and illegal fishing vessels.
We are also trying to get an RV to aid the transport of crew and supplies during long trips e.g. to Hammerfest etc. In addition, in 2020-2021 we want to equip 4 houses with 8 separate Advanced Sea-Based Anti Poaching Units (A-SBAPU) to better coordinate and deploy assets such as the new Extreme Range Counter Ship Prop Fouler Projectile (ER-CSPFP) and the Unmanned Underwater Intervention Vehicle (UUIV), designed to place objects or itself in the propeller of a ship to damage or disable it from operating and ensuring whaling or illegal fishing DOES NOT take place.
One way to help us in this is of course to donate, without the necessary funds, we are again as limited as before. There were 4 situations that our hands were tied and we were unable to get to sea, because the financial resources were scarce, which our directors paid for.
In addition, we need local people and translators.
Total Teams Required and Planned: 24 Sea Unit:
The teams are composed of the following bases:
4-8 boat commanders. Each rhib will have 1 to 2 additional escorts, either filming, acting as a decoy or engaging illegal vessels using a double "X" method of engagement. Volunteers and crew will be informed about the risks, policies, procedures, rules of engagement, no drug or alcohol policy, etc.
To learn more about the recruitment process visit; https://www.immcs.org/marine-recruitment.html
Land team: The land teams work in 16 groups if possible, along the coast and 8 groups have the task of constantly keeping an eye on and documenting the 8 different Advanced Sea-Based Anti Poaching Unit (A-SBAPU) groups on the water.
There will be 4 protest groups (which could further splinter into 8 and cover more areas) will proceed with the actions in towns and villages and will carry out individual small actions directed directly at whalers and their supporting factories or infrastructure.
The last 4 groups will take over the longer trips and control the transfer of ships and possibly if we have enough funds also the transportation vehicles in sight. Please send an email to our recruiters if you are interested!
In addition, we are looking for a media editor for all teams, who will handle all of the editing of videos as well as online work, here we want to save more time to increase our effectiveness! Additional information will not be available until the end of June-July, but we will keep you informed here and on our social media and website.