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Japanese ice breaker Shirase runs aground off Antarctica

It has been reported via Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd tonight that the Japanese ice breaker Shirase has run aground after it struck a rock in the sea approximately 700 km from the Russian Molodyozhnaya Antarctic observation station in the Antarctic. Though the Japanese Government vessel has been reported as taking on sea water, its double hull has prevented it from sinking. It is reported the Shirase will try …Read More

Sea Shepherd Finds the Japanese Whaling Fleet Nisshin Maru

Each year it is the goal of Sea Shepherd to find the Japanese whaling fleet just as soon as possible at the start of their illegal whaling activities in the protected Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The Steve Irwin’s helicopter first located the Nisshin Maru at 64°44′ S, 162°34′ W, in New Zealand’s sovereign waters in the Ross Dependency Antarctic region, and inside the internationally recognized Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. It …Read More

Sea Shepherd Names New Vessel the S.S. Jairo Mora Sandoval

Update 11/22/2013 -I was just reading Captain Paul Watson’s Facebook page and he made the statement while the other ships are getting ready to deploy, the new Jairo Mora Sandoval “is engaged in a “mission”  that will be announce at a later date”. In my opinion, the ship is in Japan and will be shadowing the Nisshin Maru. On the Facebook account of Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson, he announced …Read More

Sea Shepherd Finds The Nisshin Maru Japanese Whaling Vessel

Update for the 2014 campaign: My new post dated 1/5/2014 about today’s find can be found here As a huge fan of Whale Wars, a reality show following the efforts of the Sea Shepherd Society protecting the whales. Update: February 7, 2013 – The Sam Simon has found the Sun Laurel refueling ship which will cut off the fuel supply for the Japanese whaling fleet. This the official press release …Read More