There is no possible way for the Japanese whalers to load whales without causing a collision with the Bob Barker, and Captain Cornelissen has no intention of backing off to allow them to do so.
The whaling fleet is running at 14 knots, on a course of 045 at the position of 74 degrees 34 minutes south and 149 degrees 9 minutes west. This is on the southeast side of the Ross Sea some 2500 miles from New Zealand.
The New Zealand naval vessel the Wellington is rumored to be heading for the Ross Sea. Both it mission and destination is unknown.