The catcher boat Yushin Maru passing us in the fog. © Greenpeace/Jiri Rezac
Hello folks – after a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, our ship, the Esperanza has found Japanâ€™s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, off the coast of Antarctica. I am, as you might guess by now, on board. It’s 6:30am, and I’ve not slept a wink – we’re currently chasing the fleet through a fog. It’s going to be a long few weeks from now on. More as it happens.
From our site:
The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed pursuit. While the fleet is on the run, the whalers are unable to hunt. If they try to start whaling, the Esperanzaâ€™s international crew of activists will take non-violent direct action to prevent the Japanese governmentâ€™s slaughter of nearly 1,000 whales, including 50 endangered fin whales.