According to MARINE TRAFFIC AIS the SSS OCEAN WARRIOR is in the same position, showing the same course and speed as she did on December 12, 2016. According to the art of marine navigation this is clearly impossible on December 22, 2016. So one has to believe that, in violation of Maritime Law, she is not transmitting her AIS. Not that violating the Law is anything new for the Sea Shepherd Society.
How proud Australians must be of having these vessels based in Australian Ports and in addition not having the RAN or Customs patrolling the Southern Ocean for pirate Japanese whalers under the guise of RESEARCH slaughtering yet more minke whales. This in spite of Rulings by the Australian Court System regarding both the Japanese whalers and the Sea Shepherd Society whose Operation Nemesis is run by SSS Australia.
ORIGINAL POST December 16, 2016:
The last posted position of the Sea Shepherd's new vessel Ocean Warrior is at approximately 44° S. 147° E. that was on December 12, 2016 so it appears she has not been recorded for 4 days. Under International Maritime Law she is required to transmit her position continuously when at sea usually electronically. The above position is south of Tasmania, Australia an area of some but not particularly heavy marine traffic.
Possibly the vessel is trying to remain "hidden" while waiting for the Japanese Whaling Fleet to arrive in the Southern Ocean. Possibly being a new vessel she is having teething problems and Sea Shepherd Australia who control Operation Nemesis is attempting to keep things quiet.
One wonders !!