Peter HammarstedtPeter Hammarstedt
Captain – Sweden

Born in Sweden, Peter, 29, joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as soon as he was old enough to submit an application. He is the Director of Ship Operations for Sea Shepherd Australia and sits on the Board of Sea Shepherd Global.

In his ten years with Sea Shepherd, Peter has sailed the seven seas under the leadership of Captain Paul Watson, from the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic Continent, using direct action to save as many lives as possible from illegal whaling, sealing and destructive fishing practices.

Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals, and that when a government fails in its responsibility to uphold the law, then it is the responsibility of compassionate people to fill the enforcement vacuum.

Peter has crewed on eight consecutive Antarctic Whale Defence Campaigns and for the past two years, Peter has been Master of the The Bob Barker.

On the last Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, The Bob Barker, under Peter's command, was rammed on several occasions by the factory whaling ship Nisshin Maru. Sea Shepherd successfully prevented the whaler from refueling and the campaign succeeded in preventing the slaughter of 932 whales.

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