Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Nisshin-Maru-in-Southern-Ocean-27MZIFLBGCQD.htmlConceptually similarNisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP01DM5Completed★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP01DM6Completed★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP018FBCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP018GFCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP0197DCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP0193SCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP0197UCompleted★★★★Nisshin Maru in Southern OceanGP018L9Completed★★★★Whaling Fleet in Southern OceanGP0192FCompleted★★★★View AllGP018XZNisshin Maru in Southern OceanTowing preparations begin on the bow of the Nisshin Maru. The whaling factory ship set on fire during this seasons whaling operation. Greenpeace assisted the fire-disabled ship and and escorted the entire whaling fleet out of Antarctic waters. The fire killed one sailor and disabled the ship for more than a week.Locations:International Waters-Ross Sea-Southern OceanDate:20 Feb, 2007Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:4992px X 3328pxKeywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Factory ships-Fishing vessels-Harbours-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Outdoors-WhalingShoot: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".