Japanese whaler Nisshin Maru back in port – now stay there!

Nisshin Maru arrives in Tokyo: Failed Research
© Greenpeace/Naomi Toyoda
As some you might be aware, I spent most of January on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, in the Southern Ocean. We found and chased Japan’s factory whaling ship, the Nisshin Maru for nearly 15 days, over 4300 miles.
Well, the Nisshin Maru is back in port today in Tokyo, where some of my colleagues from Greenpeace Japan “welcomed” it with”failed” to accompany the ubiquitous and Orwellian “RESEARCH” painted on its hull.
During its five months at sea, the Nisshin Maruwas responsible for taking 551 minke whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary – far less than the 1035 whales planned, but more than a hundred than were killed three years ago.
Read more about the Nisshin Maru on the Making Waves blog »

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