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Video: Nisshin Maru whaling factory ship bearing down on Sea Shepherd Sam Simon
The Japanese whalers are very desperate this year, and have only been able to catch and slaughter a very few whales due to the ongoing presence of Sea Shepherd Australia ships. The whalers continue to flout international laws and the Antarctic Treaty regarding refuelling below 60 degrees South.
In attempting to refuel amoung Antarctic ice flows where an oil spill would be impossible
The Captain of the Nisshin Maru has chosen to act recklessly in ramming 3 Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd had previously detected an oil leak or spill from the tanker in these fragile waters.
This video shows the Nisshin Maru bearing down on the Sam Simon, while beyond you can see
Note: Video was made by The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) who is the global copyright holder.