Japanese minders fire new shot in whaling war
Andrew Darby; 24/12/09
Japanese whalers have turned the tables on Sea Shepherd activists in the Antarctic, using their tactics of pursuit and harassment against them to prevent attacks on the whaling fleet. A Japanese patrol boat, the Shonan Maru No.2, has dogged the stern of the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin for nearly two weeks, allowing the rest of the whaling fleet to proceed unimpeded. Not even a skirmish yesterday with Sea Shepherd’s fast boat Ady Gil, which arrived on the scene far south of Hobart, has broken the Japanese hold on the activists.