We are sharing this nationwide appeal for a drone stolen from our friends at Sea Shepherd UK
Sea Shepherd UK’s QuadH2O amphibious drone ‘Kuiper’ has been STOLEN.
The drone was taken in it’s large black Peli style protective case with many of it’s spare parts from a locked outbuilding on a private gated property in Gloucestershire at the end of last week just before it was to be taken to film our volunteers Paddling for Freedom challenge on the coast of Wales – http://freedompaddle.co.uk/
The drone was named after a rescued/rehabilitated/released grey seal which was shot near Thurso in Scotland by wild salmon netsmen in 2015 and found by our crew on the second year of Sea Shepherd UK’s Seal Defence Campaign – See: https://www.seashepherd.org.uk/news-and-commentary/news/seal-shot-dead-was-named-kuiper-seal-defence-campaign-update.html and was used on our Seal Defence campaign to locate seal marksmen and to inspect nets from above.
The drone is a yellow and black QuadH2O waterproof quadcopter which is very RARE in the UK. When stolen the drone had our logo and name in black decals (which might be removed…but not easily after 2 years). Due to the drone’s rarity in this country it should be difficult to sell online without being noticed so please do check auction/sales websites and drone forums.
For information on how to return this drone to Sea Shepherd UK if you have it…or for anyone to provide information on where this drone might be or who stole it please contact Sea Shepherd UK on 0300 111 0501