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R/V Martin Sheen Sea Shepherd at Marina Pez Vela

sea shephard logoBy Maria Angelica Sancho

The sailing research vessel the R/V Martin Sheen has arrived in Costa Rica, where Sea Shepherd has begun an ocean research and public awareness campaign. On August 8th, they held an ”open house” on the Martin Sheen at Marina Pez Vela. The mission of the vessel is: Defend, Conserve, Protect our ocean.

R/V Martin Sheen Sea Shephard

R/V Martin Sheen Sea Shephard

This was a unique opportunity to meet the Sea Shepherd volunteer crew members and understand what life is like out at sea. The crew was friendly and attentive, and visitors took great pictures and listened to amazing stories. Live music started at 4pm with Nativo, a band from San Jose. Also, local artist Carlos Hiller showed his live art paintings.

If you would like to help the R/V Martin Sheen with donations, their wish list is below. It is a vegan ship and all products should be animal-free and environmentally-friendly. This means no dairy, no eggs, no meat, no fish, no cheese, and no butter.

R/V Martin Sheen crewWish List

  • Multi-purpose, environmentally friendly cleaning solutions
  • 100 L heavy-duty garbage bags
  • AAA rechargeable batteries
  • Baking soda -used for cleaning
  • Vinegar – large size, used for cleaning
  • Blue masking tape (Marine Store)
  • Paint brushes -various sizes
  • Spark plugs NGK BR7
  • Teak Oil
  • Toilet paper (only recycled)
  • Sponges
  • Bungee cords, various lengths
  • Toothpaste
  • R/V Martin Sheen crewSun screen
  • Advil pain reliever (Ibuprofen)
  • Pens
  • Flour – white and whole wheat
  • Rice, canned whole beans, tofu, egg-free pasta
  • Sugar & salt
  • Gatorade drink powder
  • Set of metric allen keys
  • Square floor fans (square only)
  • Ziplock bags &aluminum foil
  • Tupperware/plastic containers
  • Measuring cups& spoons
  • Salad Spinner

You can leave donations at the front desk of Marina Pez Vela. The R/V Martin Sheen is coming back to Quepos at the end of August, after a mission on Coco island.

For more information please visit: www.seashepherd.org
Facebook: The R/V Martin Sheen

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