Sustainability & Conservation in Yachting

Maiden Voyage for Mission Ocean

Posted: 17th Jun 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

Earlier this month, Mission Ocean sailed for the first time on the catamaran that is destined to become our HQ, a platform for oceanographic research, a center of learning to raise awareness of marine pollution, and also our home ... Read More

Captain Adam Meyerson - Sea Shepherd's MY Ocean Warrior

Posted: 3rd Jun 2017

Written by: Karen Hockney

Meeting M/Y Ocean Warrior Captain Adam Meyerson - even over a dodgy Skype connection - is something of a privilege. It’s not every day you get to interview someone whose day job is to hunt down whalers and illegal fishing craft ... Read More

A Lighter Footprint on the Hop

Posted: 28th Apr 2017

Written by: Laura Beard, Mission Ocean

I work in yacht management, and I travel A LOT. I am currently averaging four flights a week, and many of my colleagues are hopping from one side of the Atlantic, or from one hemisphere to the other, on a regular basis. It can't b... Read More

Mission Ocean: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Posted: 14th Apr 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

The amount of trash in the ocean is increasing every moment, being ingested by fish and entering the food chain. Just 100g of mussels can contain up to 57 pieces of microplastic... that’s a lot of plastic for one bowl of moules fr... Read More

The Story Behind the Photo: Costa Rica’s Sea Turtle Arribada

Posted: 11th Apr 2017

Written by: Christelle Holler

Three years ago, after a dive trip organized by Superyacht Private Expeditions, we decided to take the time to explore Costa Rica a little further. We had had some of our most vibrant underwater encounters in a world which seemed ... Read More

Mission Ocean: Stop Using Plastic Microbeads!

Posted: 3rd Feb 2017

Written by: Laura Beard

With growing concern about the health of our oceans, everyone is talking about microbeads. But what are they, and how do they end up in our oceans and lakes? How can you identify them, and what alternatives are there? Read More

Mission Ocean: Searching for the Perfect Boat

Posted: 31st Dec 2016

Written by: Laura Beard

Mission Ocean will be setting sail from Cannes in June 2017, to promote clean seas and take part in some exciting research projects. But to negotiate the high seas you need a trusty vessel, so the last four months have been a diff... Read More

Introducing Mission Ocean

Posted: 3rd Dec 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

Mission Ocean is the vision of Laura Beard and Henrique Agostinho, two dynamic yachties with a passion to promote clean oceans and an end to plastic pollution. Next year they set off on a three year voyage to promote awareness of ... Read More

Green Technologies Explored in Retrofit Three-Year Study

Posted: 22nd Apr 2015

Written by: Imtech Marine/ René Nuijten

A wide-scale industry project ‘RETROFIT’, which aimed to determine efficient methods and tools for retrofitting existing ships with green technologies, has drawn to a close after three years. Read More

Dealing With Environmental Activism at Sea

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode Security

On the 6th April 2015, activists from the environmental pressure group, Greenpeace, scaled and boarded the drilling platform, Polar Pioneer. The incident highlights some of the problems around safety and security at sea and provid... Read More

Joining an Urgent Mission to Save the Oceans

Posted: 12th Dec 2014

Written by: DYT Yacht Transport

DYT Yacht Transport Partners with Ocearch. Lots of interesting vessels have been floated on and off DYT Yacht Transport’s semi-submersible ships, but none have been so intriguing as the 126-foot research vessel M/V OCEARCH, which ... Read More

The Suez Canal and The Med: Environmental concerns over expansion

Posted: 22nd Feb 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

While many are grinning happily over news that Egypt is constructing a New Suez Canal – one that will nearly double current capacity – environmentalists have concerns. Often lost in the headlines following Egypt’s announcement in ... Read More

Cargo Ships on Beaches - Really?

Posted: 28th Jan 2014

Written by: Jacob Sterling

Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer commercially usable and therefore taken out of service to be dismantled. Sometimes, on beaches. Read More

Sea Shepherd Removes Illegal Fishing Gear from Mediterranean Sea

Posted: 29th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Sea Shepherd is protecting the Italian Mediterranean waters of the southern Tyrrhenian Sea through a direct-action campaign against illegal fishing: Operation SISO. Ten volunteer crew onboard a catamaran and RHIB – both equipped w... Read More

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