TEXT of the petition
sign, you will add momentum to the Homeport petition. The Council already has a
report from the General Manager saying that this is an easy thing to do and
even suggested which flagpole the Sea Shepherd flag could fly from.
need to give the Council a bit of a push to recognise that many people would
like to do this nice thing!
for signing the petition, Jon
a decade the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has berthed at the Hobart on
their way to the Southern Ocean to protect and prevent whales from being
harpooned. The 2012 Mercury Great Tassie Survey found two out of three
Tasmanians (66%) support Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling actions. Hobart is already
publicly known as the ‘unofficial’ homeport of the Bob Barker (The Mercury,
26th Nov. 2013).
port the ships excite interest and local visitors to the waterfront and add an
extra special moment for tourists. The ships refuel and resupply with food and
consumables from local businesses, while the crew has made community bonds and
friends throughout Hobart and themselves take time to explore Hobart and take
those stories back to their homes. The presence of the ships in the City add
life, interest, and a cultural experience to Hobart.
undersigned petitioners ask that the Hobart City Council recognise the long
term bond and connection that Hobart has as Sea Shepherd’s Antarctic gateway
and confirm this bond by declaring Hobart as the Honorary Homeport of the Bob
Barker and to fly the Sea Shepherd flag on the Hobart Council Centre Building
when the Bob Barker is in Hobart.