“We will use the icebergs and the ice floes to our advantage.” Said Captain Paul Watson. “I’ve observed today that I am a more experienced ice navigator than the Japanese captain chasing us. We need to get him to follow us into the ice fields and let the ice work for us.”
The Steve Irwin crew were left wet, but in good spirits after the confrontation.
“It was awesome seeing them run like cowards when we turned on them,” said Third Mate Vincent Hayes from Williamstown in Victoria.
Photos 1-3: Barbara Veiga / Sea Shepherd
Photos 4,5: Michael Williams / Sea Shepherd