Published on Friday, January 09, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The international marine wildlife conservation organization Sea Shepherd is engaged in “epic” pursuit of an alleged poaching vessel in the Southern Ocean, about 2,300 nautical miles from South Africa, or about 80 nautical miles outside of Australian Antarctic waters. The dramatic chase, which has gone […]
Conservationists chase Japanese whaling fleet from protected Southern Ocean
It’s official – the Japanese whaling fleet has called it quits in the Southern Ocean, at least for this season. And if they return next season, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be ready to resume their efforts
The Yushin Maru 3, after several tense exchanges with the Sea Shepherd’s Gojira has been at a standstill for 48 hours.
According to a press release the Yushin Maru 3 harpoon ship veered hard to port in an effort to ram the stern of the high speed trimaran, Gojira.
The high speed, high-tech Gojira, a sleek replacement for the ill fated Ady Gil, is in hot pursuit of the Nisshin Maru factory whaling ship in the icy Southern Whale Sanctuary.
Australian flagged Gojira helps track down Japanese whaling fleet before any whales killed.