THE Sea Shepherd-owned MV Brigitte Bardot has been allowed into Fiji, three months after being denied entry by the government.
The anti-whaling vessel — which engages in confrontational approaches with whaling ships — was anchored in the Suva Harbour close to the Royal Suva Yacht Club yesterday.
In June this year, the Fiji Ministry of Defence released a statement saying the Sea Shepherd Conservation Group was not welcome in Fiji.
It said the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was a radical international group which sensationalised fishing practices, for self-promotion at the expense of disrupting legitimate conservation work.
In email correspondence with The Fiji Times, Ministry of Information permanent secretary Sharon Smith-Johns said "the government will not be commenting on this".
Brigitte Bardot captain Siddharth Giakravarty said the vessel was only in Fiji waters to have repairs conducted. He would not comment further.