A spiffy Razzle Dazzle paint scheme is not the only thing new over at Sea Shepherd, the controversial anti-whaling organization run by maritime fugitive Paul Watson.
The organization also has a new ship, the M/V Sam Simon, named for the donor of the vessel.
Simon is better known as co-creator of America’s favorite cartoon family, The Simpsons.
Details about the new ship remain classified according to Watson, but we do know it was formerly owned by the German government (possibly an icebreaker) which is ironic considering the Germans arrested Watson earlier this year.
Season 5 of Whale Wars, the hit show featuring the antics of Sea Shepherd, showed a marked increase in hostility between the Shepherds and the Japanese whalers they are targeting.
Information Dissemination, a leading blog about Navy strategy, warns against the recent militarization of environmental NGO’s.