Ohana Kai Campaign: Confronting Soviet Whalers (1977)


The Ohana Kai

In 1977, Earthtrust purchased and outfitted a 176-foot WWII sub-chaser for an expedition to confront and document Soviet whale-kills north of Hawaii; the first fully-owned anti-whaling ship in the world. The successful and dramatic expedition, conducted in cooperation with Greenpeace Foundation, encountered and boarded a Soviet whaling fleet 1200 miles north of Hawaii, and was the subject of an ABC television documentary aired internationally.


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