The Gojira continues to hunt for the Nisshin Maru and the Yushin Maru #3. Captain Paul Watson has decided that the most effective tactic that can be implemented is to cut the Nisshin Maru off from her supplies. The Bob Barker and the Steve Irwin will be able to pursue the Sun Laurel for longer than the Nisshin Maru can survive without fuel.
The Nisshin Maru has four choices now: (1) quit whaling and return to Japan, (2) attempt to refuel with the Sun Laurel, (3) go to a distant port to refuel, or (4) find another tanker somewhere to refuel them and hope they are not discovered before they do so.
Option two will put them into a direct confrontation with the Sea Shepherd ships. Options three and four will cost them weeks of time.
Yesterday, the crew of the Steve Irwin were accompanied by a large pod of pilot whales.
The crews of both the Bob Barker and the Steve Irwin are in high spirits as this pursuit continues.