MY Farley Mowat

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United States Coast Guard Cutter Block Island.jpg
Farley Mowat's sister ship USCGC Block Island
Class overview
Name: Island-class patrol boat
Builders: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Operators: United States Coast Guard
Completed: 49
Active: 37
United States
Name: Block Island
Owner: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Fate: Decommissioned[when?]
Name: Farley Mowat (2015-present)
Owner: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Acquired: January 2015
In service: 2015
Status: Ship in active service
General characteristics
Type: Cutter
Displacement: 168 tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 6.5 ft (2.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 Paxman Valenta or Caterpillar diesels
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 3,300 miles
Endurance: 5 days

MY Farley Mowat is a cutter owned and operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She is being used in their direct action campaigns against whaling and against illegal fisheries activities.[1]

In January 2015, Sea Shepherd purchased two recently[when?] decommissioned Island-class patrol boats from the United States Coast Guard, capable of a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). They were USCGC Block Island and USCGC Pea Island, and were renamed MY Jules Verne and MY Farley Mowat, respectively.[1][2] The Jules Verne was later renamed the MV John Paul DeJoria after Sea shepherd supporter John Paul DeJoria. They were joined by another ex-USCG island class cutter in December 2017, the MV Sharpie.[3]

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Ship's black and white racing stripe


  1. ^ a b "Sea Shepherd Welcomes the Farley Mowat and the Jules Verne to its Fleet". Sea Shepherd Global. June 2, 2015. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Konrad, John (June 1, 2015). "Sea Shepard Grows "Eco-Pirate" Fleet With Purchase Of USCG Vessels". G Captain. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Sea Shepherd Launches New Anti-poaching Vessel M/V Sharpie. Sea Shepherd. 7 December 2017.

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