• Sea Shepherd spots whaling fleet 1000 miles away from sanctuary using Drones.
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[release]The Sea Shepherd crew has intercepted the Japanese whaling fleet on Christmas Day, a thousand miles north of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. [b]The Sea Shepherd ship, Steve Irwin, deployed a drone to successfully locate and photograph the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru on December 24th. Once the pursuit began, three Japanese harpoon/security ships moved in on the Steve Irwin to shield the Nisshin Maru to allow it to escape.[/b] This time however the Japanese tactic of tailing the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker will not work because the drones, [b]one on the Steve Irwin and the other on the Bob Barker[/b], can track and follow the Nisshin Maru and can relay the positions back to the Sea Shepherd ships. “We can cover hundreds of miles with these drones and they have proven to be valuable assets for this campaign,” said Captain Paul Watson on board the Steve Irwin. The drone named Nicole Montecalvo was donated to the Steve Irwin by Bayshore Recycling of New Jersey, and Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security, also of New Jersey. Captain Watson having received reports from fishermen when the Japanese ship passed through the Lombok Strait waited south of the strait at a distance of 500 miles off the southwest coast of Western Australia. [b]Sea Shepherd caught the whalers at 37 degrees South, far above the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. “The chase is on for the next 1000 miles,” said Quartermaster Eleanor Lister of Jersey (U.K.).[/b] [b]With the Steve Irwin taking up the resources of three of the Japanese ships the Bob Barker remains clear of a tail and the Brigitte Bardot is clear to scout out the factory ship, having superior speed to the harpoon vessels.[/b] The Sea Shepherd crew have found the Japanese whaling fleet [b]before a single whale has been killed.[/b] “This is going to be a long hard pursuit from here to the coast of Antarctica,” said Captain Watson. “But thanks to these drones, we now have an advantage we have never had before – eyes in the sky.”[/release] [url]http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2011/12/24/sea-shepherd-intercepts-the-japanese-whaling-fleet-with-drones-1299[/url] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Tv2rF.jpg[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/fS9fJ.jpg[/img][img]http://i.imgur.com/0VJHO.jpg[/img] That 30 million dollars of Tsunami relief aid, and a Coast Guard vessel really helped, didn't it Japan? Merry Christmas!
From the little that I've read (so if I'm wrong, don't scold me), Japan is exempt from the International Whaling Commission. And I'm not a very happy that these "Sea Shepherds" are going after the ships, even though they're not in Whale sanctuaries.
[QUOTE=Zillamaster55;33885876]From the little that I've read (so if I'm wrong, don't scold me), Japan is exempt from the International Whaling Commission. And I'm not a very happy that these "Sea Shepherds" are going after the ships, even though they're not in Whale sanctuaries.[/QUOTE] Scientific whaling loophole, doing it in territory claimed by Australia, Got sued by Australia for doing it, Scientists saying Japans scientific whaling has no science, illegal embezzlement of whale meat, IWC fighting each year about it, using money donated for relief aid to subsidize a dying industry, and sending Coast Guard armed security ships to Antarctica. That usual jazz. [editline]24th December 2011[/editline] And yes they are a member, they just don't give a shit about the laws it established and does what it wants.
Well never mind then. If it's in someone else's waters when they shouldn't be, go at them guns blazing, I don't care :v:
i dont like sea shepherd but god the japanese whalers are cunts you'd think australia would keep the japanese from whaling in their territory (as well as breaking international whaling law there) wouldnt you?
[QUOTE=Zillamaster55;33885876]From the little that I've read (so if I'm wrong, don't scold me), Japan is exempt from the International Whaling Commission. And I'm not a very happy that these "Sea Shepherds" are going after the ships, even though they're not in Whale sanctuaries.[/QUOTE] Except Japan is not exempt from the commission. [url]http://www.iwcoffice.org/commission/members.htm[/url] Fucking ninja'd.
[QUOTE=Kopimi;33885977]i dont like sea shepherd but god the japanese whalers are cunts you'd think australia would keep the japanese from whaling in their territory (as well as breaking international whaling law there) wouldnt you?[/QUOTE] The whalers exploit a loophole so its really down to opinion whether its legal or not. Australia doesn't like it but they can't be arsed to do anything about it. To be clear, norway and Iceland use the same loophole, but do it in their own waters.
Fly, my environmental brothers [img]http://operatorchan.org/v/src/v54879_drone%20love.jpg[/img]
Sea Shepherd isn't my favorite but you gotta admit they have balls Also whales own, fuck whaling [img]http://www.bagofnothing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/scubadiveradwhale.jpg[/img]
Who owns the area around Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary again? Just put a single cruiser out there, get them in contact with the sea shepherd guys(even though they're cunts too), message the whaler ships, give them a day to leave their waters, if they don't comply, sink the ship and jail the whalers.
-snip, not thinking straight-
[QUOTE=ewitwins;33886480]The SECOND I become a millionaire, I'm funding these guys balls deep and giving them the [B]arms[/B] they need to deal with whalers. Boxes if you'd like, fuck whaling and those who do it.[/QUOTE] The second I become a billionaire I'm buying myself the latest nuclear powered Russian sub and hunting whaling ships down while pretending I'm a WW2 submarine commander
So he is alive in robotic form, hail Steve Irwin are new overload!
[QUOTE=ewitwins;33886480]The SECOND I become a millionaire, I'm funding these guys balls deep and giving them the [B]arms[/B] they need to deal with whalers. Boxes if you'd like, fuck whaling and those who do it.[/QUOTE] Meaning they deserve to be killed in cold blood? I suppose you'd like to be the one to tell all their families and friends you provided the means to kill them.
[QUOTE=Crimor;33886414]Who owns the area around Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary again? Just put a single cruiser out there, get them in contact with the sea shepherd guys(even though they're cunts too), message the whaler ships, give them a day to leave their waters, if they don't comply, sink the ship and jail the whalers.[/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/q9owp.png[/img] While Australia says they claimed this territory, It is still subject to the Antarctic Treaty. Any use of weaponry, and certainly any hostilities would be a violation of the UN. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Treaty[/url] [url]http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/index.html[/url] [quote=Australia]Australia has the third largest marine estate of any nation in the world. It is a massive area larger than our landmass and extends from the tropical seas of the north to the sub-Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.[/quote] the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is an IWC created region where commercial whaling is illegal. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ocean_Whale_Sanctuary[/url] Australia has gotten semi-involved in the past, however. [img]http://i.imgur.com/p13E6.jpg[/img] The last time is when Sea Shepherds boarded a whaling ship and forced the Aussies to come down and transfer them back to the Sea Shepherds. This year, both Sea Shepherd and the whalers requested Australia send ships down. The Whalers wanted protection from Sea Shepherd. Sea Shepherd wanted the Aussies to chase the Whalers and protect Aussie citizens onboard Sea Shep' vessels. Both requests were denied.
Antarctica Santa says whaling is bad [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36759995/FP/Santa2011.jpg[/img]
I thought the title meant that the whaling ships were using drones.
[QUOTE=Contag;33886493]The second I become a billionaire I'm buying myself the latest nuclear powered Russian sub and hunting whaling ships down while pretending I'm a WW2 submarine commander[/QUOTE] Sounds like hell of a past-time. Count me in as a helmsman.
It's not that Australia can't be arsed stopping them, it's more that it creates a big diplomatic blowout every time it's brought up. Japan's trade is more important to our government than the wellbeing of the whales in our waters, perhaps sadly.
[QUOTE=Mlisen14;33886604]It's not that Australia can't be arsed stopping them, it's more that it creates a big diplomatic blowout every time it's brought up. Japan's trade is more important to our government than the wellbeing of the whales in our waters, perhaps sadly.[/QUOTE] They don't want to cause diplomatic fuck ups.
Fucking hippies are fucking cheating. Go back to stink bombing ships. It's easier to gun you down then.
[QUOTE=ewitwins;33886480]The SECOND I become a millionaire, I'm funding these guys balls deep and giving them the [B]arms[/B] they need to deal with whalers. Boxes if you'd like, fuck whaling and those who do it.[/QUOTE] this is why sea shepherd is a bunch of cunts endangering the lives of whalers because they took a job on a whaling vessel is fucking stupid, and won't accomplish anything. more whalers will spring up and take the job, unless you plan on capturing and torturing other human beings to send a message to possible whaler replacements. instead of pretending to be badass vigilantes of the sea by ramming whaling vessels and [B]making shit up[/B] (i got shot omg thank god for this plastic badge!!), they should be organizing international legal action against the companies that are running these whaling operations, and CLOSING these loopholes.
[QUOTE=Kopimi;33886693]this is why sea shepherd is a bunch of cunts endangering the lives of whalers because they took a job on a whaling vessel is fucking stupid, and won't accomplish anything. more whalers will spring up and take the job, unless you plan on capturing and torturing other human beings to send a message to possible whaler replacements. instead of pretending to be badass vigilantes of the sea by ramming whaling vessels and [B]making shit up[/B] (i got shot omg thank god for this plastic badge!!), they should be organizing international legal action against the companies that are running these whaling operations, and CLOSING these loopholes.[/QUOTE] But it's extremely difficult to close the loopholes. Our government has been trying for a while now.
[QUOTE=Kopimi;33886693]this is why sea shepherd is a bunch of cunts endangering the lives of whalers because they took a job on a whaling vessel is fucking stupid, and won't accomplish anything. more whalers will spring up and take the job, unless you plan on capturing and torturing other human beings to send a message to possible whaler replacements. instead of pretending to be badass vigilantes of the sea by ramming whaling vessels and [B]making shit up[/B] (i got shot omg thank god for this plastic badge!!), they should be organizing international legal action against the companies that are running these whaling operations, and CLOSING these loopholes.[/QUOTE] Sea Shepherd doesn't care if they continue to go down to Antarctica. They're there to stop them from killing whales. Paul Watson and whoever takes over after he dies will follow the Japanese whaling industry into bankruptcy which is exactly their plan. Sea Shepherd has been doing this since 2005. The 30 million dollars of Tsunami relief donations is the only profit they've made in about 6 years. And that is exclusively because of Sea Shepherd. As long as Sea Shepherd exists, they will follow the whalers, and Japan will be wasting money. Hell, Last season Japan decided to end the hunt early after catching only 172 whales from its quota of up to 985, Citing Sea Shepherd as the reason.
[QUOTE=TH89;33886156]Sea Shepherd isn't my favorite but you gotta admit they have balls[/QUOTE] They have the balls to do absolutely nothing useful other than mildly annoy a bunch of whalers that could give two shits. All they do is "legally vandalize" the whaling ships, and that leads to absolutely nothing except some slightly annoyed whalers that will have to take about 5 minutes out of their day to simply hose it off. Also they tend to follow the whalers around too, so I guess that's kind of annoying. If they actually did something the Japanese would fuck up their shit so bad they'd never go near the ocean again.
[QUOTE=Contag;33886493]The second I become a billionaire I'm buying myself the latest nuclear powered Russian sub and hunting whaling ships down while pretending I'm a WW2 submarine commander[/QUOTE] Yeah well i'm gonna do the same in a F-15.
Why dont they just drive a RC inflatable packed with explosives into the waling boats. Problem solved can all go home.
[QUOTE=JustGman;33886760]They have the balls to do absolutely nothing useful other than mildly annoy a bunch of whalers that could give two shits. All they do is "legally vandalize" the whaling ships, and that leads to absolutely nothing except some slightly annoyed whalers that will have to take about 5 minutes out of their day to simply hose it off. Also they tend to follow the whalers around too, so I guess that's kind of annoying. If they actually did something the Japanese would fuck up their shit so bad they'd never go near the ocean again.[/QUOTE] They follow the whalers because that's how they stop them. A single whale brings in well over a million dollars. With a Sea Shepherd ship on the loading ramp of the factory ship, it is impossible to transfer whales from the Harpoon ships. If they do kill any whales they will go to waste, and the whalers will not make any money. As far as doing "useful" things. When this season is over, all three vessels will break up and do other missions. Last season they went to Libya despite the civil war, and had the only civilian helicopter in the no-fly zone. Then they immediately went to the Faroe islands to document the slaughter there. Then it was back down to Australia to get ready for this season. That's not to mention their ongoing campaigns in Japan watching the Taiji dolphin slaughter, and stopping poachers along side police in the Galapagos islands.(they also found the time to document seal clubbing in Namibia). They were also among the first organizations to offer help after the BP oil disaster. You want a worthless group, go to Greenpeace. They make 200 million dollars a year and do shit compared to Sea Shepherd which makes less than 20 million a year. If Sea Shepherd had Greenpeaces resources, they would buy a navy bigger than some countries.
[QUOTE=OvB;33886864]A single whale brings in well over a million dollars. [/QUOTE] Damn. I now know how I'm going to be making my billion dollars then. Whale farming.
[QUOTE=Kopimi;33886693]this is why sea shepherd is a bunch of cunts endangering the lives of whalers because they took a job on a whaling vessel is fucking stupid, and won't accomplish anything. more whalers will spring up and take the job, unless you plan on capturing and torturing other human beings to send a message to possible whaler replacements. instead of pretending to be badass vigilantes of the sea by ramming whaling vessels and [B]making shit up[/B] (i got shot omg thank god for this plastic badge!!), they should be organizing international legal action against the companies that are running these whaling operations, and CLOSING these loopholes.[/QUOTE] They can't take a job if Japan sees how much money they are loosing and scrap the only whale factory ship in the world. If they desperately want to kill whales for meat that is loosing popularity then they can do it in their own waters. (which they do, but the Tsunami seriously hindered that) [editline]25th December 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Contag;33886890]Damn. I now know how I'm going to be making my billion dollars then. Whale farming.[/QUOTE] Better hurry. [url]http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/jan/14/highereducation.research[/url]
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