Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOXING SEA SHEPHERDS

UPDATE:
Monday January 27, 2014.
Apparently the reason there are so few reports from Operation Relentless is that they are not doing very much.  The JWF continues catching whales while the SSCS give the impression that they are following the U.S. Court order to stay 400 metres away from the JWF ships.  So it appears  from the relative positions of the SSCS ships ahead and astern of the JWF MS Nisshin Maru.  The Operation Relentless seems to be more an Operation Useless.

 
Dramatic news from the Southern Ocean - well at least according to Sea Shepherd Australia.  There is a report on their website which claims as usual excellent results from very little action on the part of the SSCS in "boxing-in" the JWF.  According to them the JWF run away at the sight of the SSCS ships.

The report is of course somewhat exaggerated, a bit bombastic and while stating things rather gives itself away in not really knowing what the JWF have been doing.  It seems the SSCS vessels lost track of the JWF but with the help of the Australian Government Environmental Minister found them again.  There was heavy fog in the region in which the SSCS ships lost track of the JWF as far as one can tell.

Whales remains
 
MS Bob Barker

MS Steve Irwin
 
To quote that intrepid chap Peter Hammarstedt "After finding the discarded remnants of butchered whales..............We wasted no time in following the bloody trail of remains.....to the Nisshin Maru." 

That is one way one supposes but some skillful radar navigation might be easier and more effective than just happening to cross courses with whale remains.  Methinks a little dramatic writing here for the public at large once again with this chap the influence of "Wats-his-name" mentoring. 

Of course what the remains of the whales actually sadly indicate is that regardless the JWF are killing whales and once again the SSCS vessels are unable to prevent it.  In all honesty one has to wonder just how "relentless" it has been to date in Operation Relentless.

Good Watch

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