As Captain Paul Watson gives frequent updates of the status of the Japanese Whaling Fleet factory vessel the Nisshin Maru. After the harpoon ships were fueled, eyes of onlooking organizations and activists soon turned and fixed sharply on this floating city of death. After waiting several weeks… several weeks of being late.. the factory vessel sat in docks, now fueled and ready to go…
As time went by, Captain Watson gave a devastating report that the Nisshin Maru had officially pulled out of port and was underway in the Inland Sea just east of Yuge Island.
“The Nisshin Maru is underway and in the Inland Sea.
Ship Type: Fishing
Speed/Course: 12.2 kn / 108˚
Length x Breadth: 129 m X 19 m
Draught: 6.8 m
Destination: JP HAB>?? ???
ETA: 2011-12-31 16:00 (UTC)
Received (496): 0h 17min ago
just east of Yuge island.”
The Japanese Whaling Fleet has now left port, which marks the beginning of the Sea Shepherd Conservations Society’s 2011-2012 Anti-Whaling Campaign ‘Operation: Divine Wind’. 90 whale loving people will be taken down to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary on three ships (the Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, and Bridgette Bardot) to do what their passionate about— conserve the oceans in today’s world.