The association Wings of the Ocean was created in 2018 by two friends, Julien Wosnitza and Sébastien Fau, former members of Sea Shepherd. Julien, young activist, published in 2018 his book « Why everything is going to collapse ». Sébastien is the former captain of Farley Mowat during the operation Milagro 2, the mission where they met.
At the beginning, their goal was to acquire a sailing vessel to accomplish depollution actions at sea while limiting their ecological impact. They bought the first ship of the organisation in 2018 : the Kraken.