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One would think these people would learn but no they continue to go in harms way and then blame the JWF for "attacking" them. However from the MS Yushin Maru #3 come photographic evidence of whom attacked who. As to those crewing the MS Gojira we know some of them but not the beautiful model lady in the ushanka, NAUTICAL LOG would not risk her life in such an act of utterly pointless stupidity. So we have sent an e-mail to CAPT. Locky MacLean suggesting he not do the dirty work for their cult leader 'Wats-his-name' since he has run away to New Zealand. The Press Release was named Narrow Escape for the Gojira however the truth is that once again like the Ady Gil they put themselves in the path of the MS Yushin Maru #3 and nearly got cut down just as happened to the Ady Gil. From the photos above one can see just how close they imposed themselves ahead of the MS Yushin Maru #3. Of course that vessel counter-attacked quite understandably as the SSCS Pirate Group vessels including the MS Bob Barker also deployed lines designed to foul propellers. In view of the fact that Gojira has returned from a visit to Hobart, TAS with reported fuel pump issues it would seem very poor seamanship to execute the manoeuvre shown. If that fuel pump had failed to respond when the engine throttle was applied to surge ahead from under the bow of the MS Yushin Maru #3 the Gojira would have been cut to pieces and her crew lost at sea. It was also reported in today's PR that the Delta RHIB of MS Bob Barker had been attacked by a spear had been thrown by a Japanese crewmember, on review of the RHIB's own video this is quite untrue. It was in fact a bamboo pole projecting out from the hull to prevent boarders and was broken off by the RHIB as it passed down the side of the MS Yushin Maru #3. The MS Steve Irwin uses a similiar defence system however hers are made of steel bars painted yellow. So just another pointless untruth for dramatic effect.

At the beginning of this season NAUTICAL LOG learned that the JWF was considering chartering two security vessels to counter-attack the SSCS fleet. This idea was eventually dropped due to a political decision by the Japanese Government. The departure of the JWF was then delayed while a Plan B was put into place. That was to put security teams on board two of the catcher vessels, as can be seen in The Institute of Cetacean Research photos and videos several crewmembers are equipped differently, white hard hats and orange coloured clothing, from the whaler crew who mann and handle the vessels under the direction of the security force. Meanwhile whaling could and has continue unabated by the factory ship MS Nisshin Maru and the third catcher MS Yishin Maru.

The JWF transmitted a 'distress signal' which apparently was not justified and was just a ploy to attract attention and put blame on the SSCS. Considering the level of attention these people already get NAUTICAL LOG is puzzled why the Japanese would violate the maritime law regarding the use of a 'distress signal' and indeed whom would answer it in The Southern Ocean. This is of course in complete violation of International Maritime Law and shows just how far each side as lost its perspective of conducting themselves at sea.

NAUTICAL LOG has suggested to CAPT. MacLean that he now develop his own tactics both ashore and afloat that will be effective in stopping whaling altogether. We have also suggested to him that the SSCS should replace their cult leader Watson. After all better decision-making in future might save the life of that beautiful model lady wearing the ushanka - seems worth doing!

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