Press Conference to Be Held at 10:30 AM PST Saturday Oct. 18 in Marina Del Rey, California

news-141017-1-2-mystery-ship-dimmed-358wA press conference to unveil the newest ship in the Sea Shepherd fleet will be held the morning of Saturday, October 18th in Marina del Rey, Calif. by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA, featuring long-time celebrity supporter and award-winning actor Martin Sheen who has campaigned with the non-profit organization in defense of ocean wildlife. Sheen will speak to media, christen the new ship and announce its name. Sea Shepherd will also announce an upcoming marine conservation campaign in which the new vessel will be used.

The ship, which recently voyaged to California from Hawaii, has already been engaged in work to protect the marine ecosystem and ocean wildlife. Sea Shepherd will discuss these efforts and show a destructive fishing driftnet that was removed from the ocean by the crew.

Sheen is a devoted supporter of Sea Shepherd and long-time friend of Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson. A Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors’ Guild award-winning actor and acclaimed star of television, film and stage, he is also a dedicated activist for environmental, human and animal rights causes. He has joined Sea Shepherd and Captain Watson on campaign, including opposing the brutal seal hunts in Canada. He sits on Sea Shepherd USA’s Media and Arts Advisory Board.

Speakers at the press conference will include:

  • Captain Oona Layolle, veteran of five Sea Shepherd campaigns?
  • Martin Sheen, award-winning actor & activist
  • Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder (via Skype)?

If you are a member of the media and you’d like credentials to this Los Angeles area event, contact

Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson with Martin SheenSea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson with Martin Sheen
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