The latest film from Sea Shepherd is Chasing the Thunder, a thrilling high seas adventure feature documentary where two marine conservation captains go on a hundred-day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder.
For over three months – an epic 110 day, 10,000-mile chase across several oceans – Sea Shepherd crews stalked the fugitive fishing boat that was considered the world’s most notorious poacher.
Captains Peter and Sid trail the Thunder in a game of cat and mouse. The ships maneuvered through storms, giant Antarctic ice floes, face clashes between opposing crews and nearly collide in what is the swashbuckling documentary of the century.
Sea Shepherd Byron Bay is bringing you the longest chase in maritime history next week at the Byron Community Centre.
The events features a post-screening Q&A with Bia Figueiredo, a deckhand on the M/Y Sam Simon, which retrieved an astonishing 72km of illegal fishing gear that had been abandoned by the Thunder in the course of the pursuit.
Chasing the Thunder with Sea Shepherd – Film Screening + Q&A is on at the Byron Theatre on the February 28 at 6.30pm.