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Sea Shepherd Activists Injured After Clash With Japanese Whalers
2012-01-18 09:22:24

Three anti-whaling activists have been injured during a clash at sea with Japanese whalers, some 300 miles north of Mawson Peninsula off the coast of Antarctica. Members aboard the Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No.2 apparently threw grappling hooks and bamboo poles at crew aboard the Steve Irwin anti-whaling vessel. Two crew members on the Steve Irwin were struck in the shoulder with iron grappling hooks and a third crew member was struck twice in the face with a long bamboo pole. The...

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2011-07-13 05:35:00

Japan and the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd exchanged barbs on Tuesday during a world whaling conference over the issue of hunting of cetaceans in waters around Antarctica. In a plenary session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which oversees the hunting and the protection of cetaceans, Japanese delegation chief Kenji Kagawa described Sea Shepherd's pursuit of Japanese whaling ships as "sabotage", and accused the group of engaging in "violent and illegal acts". Kagawa showed...

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2011-01-26 12:55:00

Militant activists fighting against Japan's Southern Ocean whaling campaign said on Wednesday that they had tracked down and were chasing a factory ship key to the Antarctic harpoon mission. A vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society found the Nisshin Maru late Tuesday in the ice of the Ross Sea after a 26-day pursuit covering 4,000 nautical miles. "We found it yesterday and it had just started whaling again, so we know they killed one whale," activist Captain Paul Watson told AFP...

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2009-12-08 13:17:13

A futuristic powerboat left Australia on Tuesday en route to Antarctic seas on a mission to harass Japanese whalers. The vessel, named the "Ady Gil" is a futuristic looking boat that resembles something from a Batman film. It was named for the ships benefactor, Ady Gil, who helped acquire the vessel. On October 17, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society unveiled the Ady Gil as its newest "ocean defense vessel." The boat was previously known as the Earthrace, after setting the world record for...

2009-04-08 13:40:00

- Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Battle Whalers, the Elements and One Another in Dramatic Sophomore Season with New and Returning Crew Members - NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel The Steve Irwin docked in Hobart, Tasmania, it was met by two dozen members of the Australian Federal Police. They were there to confiscate hundreds of hours of videotape, launching an investigation into what was one of...

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2009-02-06 11:00:00

A ship carrying members of an anti-whaling protest group collided with a Japanese whaling vessel in Antarctic waters on Friday. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society claimed the collision was unavoidable as the Japanese whaling ship, Yushin Maru No. 2 attempted to block the path of the ship. "We told them to not continue their illegal whaling operations and that we would be blocking the stern slipway of the factory ship," said Paul Watson, captain of the Steve Irwin ship. "They decided to...

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2009-01-08 09:40:00

Australia has denied a Japanese appeal to stop anti-whaling activists from stocking up; announcing Thursday that their boat is permitted to dock at an Australian port prior to returning to Japan, where they will continue to fight whalers. Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that there is no point for Australia, who is against whaling, to assenting to Japan's demand, chancing any more diplomatic arguments with Tokyo."The Steve Irwin will be permitted to dock at an Australian port. There...

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2009-01-07 07:35:00

On Tuesday, Japan said it plans to ask Australia, New Zealand, and Chile to ban the Steve Irwin, an anti-whaling protest ship, from using their ports to refuel.  The Sea Shepherd group has used the Steve Irwin to chase Japanese whalers through Antarctic waters for nearly 2,000 miles.  Japanese officials consider the group, and the actions of the Steve Irwin to border on piracy.  Officials reacted on Tuesday by saying they will ask nearby nations to keep the ship from taking...

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2009-01-05 08:00:00

Sea Shepherd, an anti-whaling group, has been forced to abandon its chase of a Japanese whaling fleet to refuel its ship. According to Paul Watson, founder of the U.S. group, the Sea Shepherd team would return to its pursuit in the Antarctic after refueling its ship, the Steve Irwin, in a nearby port. Watson added that the two-week operation had been successful in lowering the number of whales killed by the Japanese. Despite an international freeze on whaling since 1986, Japan continues to...

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2008-12-29 08:00:00

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based anti-whaling group, reported Saturday that it had successfully forced Japan's whaling fleet out of waters near Antarctica claimed by Australia. The organization posted the statement on its Web site www.seashepherd.org, saying its ship, the Steve Irwin, had achieved its goal of forcing the Japanese fleet, which was on annual hunt to kill 900 whales, into waters off the New Zealand owned Ross Dependency. Australia has declared an "EEZ", or...


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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
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