Captain Peter James Bethune (born 4 April 1965) is a New Zealand ship’s captain with 500 ton master licence, published author, producer of The Operatives TV show, and public speaker. He is the founder of Earthrace Conservation. He works assisting countries in Asia, Central America and Africa with fisheries enforcement and anti-poaching. He is the holder of the world record for circumnavigating the globe in his powerboat Earthrace, a wavepiercing trimaranpowered with biofuels. Earthrace was renamed the Ady Gilin 2009 and Bethune sailed it in Antarctica for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to disrupt Japanese whalinga ctivities. During his visit to the Amazon in 2017 Capt Pete narrowly escaped with his life after a knife attack close to where Sir Peter Blake was murdered 16 years earlier.