Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Esperanza-Near-Nisshin-Maru--Southern-Ocean-27MZIFLBFHRK.htmlConceptually similarNisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP018GFCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP0197DCompleted★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP0192FCompleted★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP018CZCompleted★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP018I9Completed★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP018NQCompleted★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP018PBCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP01DM5Completed★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP01DM6Completed★★★★View AllGP018F9Esperanza Near Nisshin Maru, Southern OceanThe Esperanza is seen here with the disabled Japanese whaling ship, Nisshin Maru in the background. The whaling factory ship has a refueling vessel and hunter vessel tied alongside as it is towed to safety. Fire broke out on the Nisshin Maru on Thursday and one man is still missing. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is close by, and has repeated the offer to assist the whaling fleet including possibly towing her out of the Southern Ocean.Locations:International Waters-Ross Sea-Southern OceanDate:17 Feb, 2007Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:4992px X 3328pxKeywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Fishing vessels-Harbours-KWCI (GPI)-MY Esperanza-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Outdoors-Whaling-Whaling shipsShoot:Defending Our Oceans Southern Ocean Tour 2007The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is on her route towards Antarctica through the icy reaches of the Southern Ocean. This is the end of the 14 month Defending Our Oceans expedition which was started by a trip to the Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese government's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. At the end of this expedition Greenpeace return to the whale sanctuary too, once again, defend the whales. Despite a moratorium on commercial whaling, the hunt for whale meat continues through the loophole of "scientific purposes".