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According to an ICR media release (PDF) the anti-whaling activists cut across the bow of the Yushin Maru 3 more than 30 times deploying tow ropes and wires to disable the harpoon vessel. The radar mast of one inflatable was damaged when it come into contact with the bow of the larger vessel.
Further clashes ocurred on January 6 with activists again deploying tow lines and throwing 3 smoke bombs according to an ICR media release PDF.
According to Sea Shepherd the whaling fleet has been desperately trying to avoid being caught by Sea Shepherd detection and has fled over 1500 miles to the Southeast of where they were first detected by a drone reconnaissance deployed by the Steve Irwin on Christmas day. The Nisshin Maru factory ship and the harpoon vessels have been constantly moving since first located by Sea Shepherd. According to Sea Shepherd they do not appear to have had any time to kill whales so far this season.