05 Mar '12, 12pm

The Sea Shepherd ship the Bob Barker finds the whaling fleet's factory ship the Nisshin Maru!

Captain Paul Watson received a Sat phone call from Captain Peter Hammarstedt, on the Bob Barker , at 2200 Hours (AEST) on March 5th . “Eureka, Paul, we have the Nisshin Maru in our sights!” The Nisshin Maru and her three deadly harpoon boats were found at 64 Degrees 59 Minutes South and 130 Degrees 51 Minutes East at Commonwealth Bay, sixty miles off the Antarctic Coast, inside the Australian Economic Exclusion Zone. The Yushin Maru No. 3 had just arrived from tailing the Steve Irwin . Despite the three harpoon vessels deployed to intercept the Bob Barker , Captain Hammarstedt slipped through their web and gained a visual identification on the primary target. Two of the harpoon vessels were in pursuit of whales. All whaling activity stopped as the Nisshin Maru began running but the Bob Barker is faster and is gaining steadily on the hated factory ship. “We have her in our ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/03/05/eure...

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