The Steve Irwin and the Brigitte Bardot continue to make progress towards Fremantle with the Shonan Maru #2 tailing both vessels. The Shonan Maru #2 is now 65 miles inside the Australian continental Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ).

Because the Nisshin Maru and the harpoon vessels have been moving continuously since first located by Sea Shepherd, they do not appear to have had any time to kill whales. They know that if they slow down or stop the Bob Barker will close the gap and will be on them.

The Steve Irwin will quickly refuel in Fremantle and will return to the Southern Ocean to assist the Bob Barker in intervening against the illegal activities of the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary inside Australian Antarctic Territorial waters.

The Yushin Maru #3 sprays the Sea Shepherd small boat crew with their water cannons as they travel through French Antarctic waters. Photo: Carolina A. CastroThe Yushin Maru #3 sprays the Sea Shepherd small boat crew with their water cannons as they travel through French Antarctic waters. Photo: Carolina A. Castro A Sea Shepherd small boat crew follows the Yushin Maru #3 at close range in French Antarctic waters. Photo: Carolina A. CastroA Sea Shepherd small boat crew follows the Yushin Maru #3 at close range in French Antarctic waters.
Photo: Carolina A. Castro
Sea Shepherd small boat crew approaches the Shonan Maru #2Sea Shepherd small boat crew approaches the Shonan Maru #2  Photo: Sea Shepherd
The damaged Brigitte Bardot shadowed by the Shonan Maru #2The damaged Brigitte Bardot shadowed by the Shonan Maru #2  Photo: Sea Shepherd

The Yushin Maru #3 as seen from the Sea Shepherd small boat crew. Photo: Carolina A. CastroThe Yushin Maru #3 as seen from the Sea Shepherd small boat crew.
Photo: Carolina A. Castro

 

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