It was one of the longest ocean chases ever known. It lasted 110 days or over 10,000 nautical miles, and the cat-and-mouse pursuit spanned miles and miles of ocean space, from the Antarctic waters to the west of Africa. Long fugitive chases often last hours. This one, on the other hand, took more than two months. The predator was just as obstinate as the prey.
The Bob Barker, a vigilante ship that was part of the Sea Shepherd fleet, trailed the FV Thunder, one of most notorious trawlers, to stop the alleged poaching vessel in its tracks.