The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is at war with whalers and drones have become an important part of its ongoing reconnaissance operations against them, but unlike the ones deployed by the U.S. military and the CIA, theirs aren’t used to kill life, they’re used to preserve it.

The group announced that their Nicole Montecalvo drone, named after the hot PR woman who works for the company that donated it, has helped them locate and intercept the Nisshin Maru, a Japanese factory ship. On its website, the group says the enemy escaped when “harpoon/security ships” moved in on their vessel, the Steve Irwin, but that doesn’t mean they can’t find it again, thanks to their unmanned aircraft:

“This time, however, the Japanese tactic of tailing the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will not work because the drones, one on the Steve Irwin and the other on the Bob Barker, can track and follow the Nisshin Maru and can relay the positions back to the Sea Shepherd ships.”

Godspeed Shepherds!