Whale Wars is an Emmy®-nominated Animal Planet documentary series that follows Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew as they attempt to undertake direct action against Japanese whaling ships hunting whales in the Southern Ocean. GFS worked with the producers of Whale Wars across multiple seasons to ensure that they could operate safely and respond to emerging issues rapidly and appropriately.
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GFS Project Services
- Risk Assessments for multiple seasons.
Risk Management Plan
A Risk Management Plan that collated:
- Best practice procedures and protocols for undertaking filming activities on board a vessel in the Southern Ocean.
- Plans for the management of emerging crises and unforeseen hazards (including Security, Safety and Medical risks).
Site Survey Reports
- A Site Survey Report on all vessels, including auditing life preserving equipment, seaworthiness and insurance registers.
- GFS provided comprehensive security and security planning for key production assets.
- A liaison service between the Australian law enforcement authorities, New Zealand maritime authorities and production entities.
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