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ILLEGAL HARASSMENT AND TERRORISM AGAINST ICR RESEARCH


Whilst the whale research programs conducted by Japan are perfectly legal in accordance to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, the Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society groups have been sending their ships to obstinate and repeatedly harass, interfere and sabotage our research in the Antarctic. Harassment and sabotage by Greenpeace toward Japan's whale research vessels started almost at the same time as the Antarctic whale research program. Greenpeace harassment actions over the years have included illegal boarding attempts, ramming of research vessels, repeated interference in the research area and other actions both within and outside Japan aimed to prevent continuation of whale research and whaling itself. On the other hand, the Sea Shepherd group, one of several Greenpeace offshoots, joined the interference against Japan's whale research and, imitating Greenpeace methods such as illegal boarding and ramming of research vessels, started to use increasingly dangerous and violent sabotage methods which include entangling devices (propeller foulers), throwing and shooting of chemical-containing projectiles, smoke bombs and incendiary devices.

Such dangerous actions by these groups are not peaceful protest but unforgivable acts akin to terrorism that threaten human life at sea. Over and over again we have strongly condemned the harassment and sabotage actions by these groups and demand again that they refrain from further spreading violence under pretext of protecting whales.
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[2012/2013]

VIDEO

2013.02.25 SS activists onboard the rigid inflratable boat "Delta" sent from the Steve Irwin attach a gadget aiming to plug a drain outlet on the Nisshin Maru hull. (Part 1). (4.08MB)

2013.02.25 SS activists onboard the rigid inflatable boat "Delta" sent from the Steve Irwin attach a gadget aiming to plug a drain outlet on the Nisshin Maru hull. (Part 2). (3.11MB)

2013.02.25 As the Nisshin Maru was preparing to come alongside her supply tanker, the SS Bob Barker rammed the Japanese vessel. (4.52MB)

2013.02.25 After ramming the Nisshin Maru, the SS Bob Barker rammed the supply tanker. (2.60MB)

2013.02.20 The SS Steve Irwin collides with the Nisshin Maru that was about to come alongside for refuelling from the supply vessel. (2.58MB)

2013.02.20 The SS Sam Simon obstructs the Nisshin Maru navigation path. Beyond are (from left to right) the SS Bob Barker, the supply vessel, a SS rigid inflatable boat and the SS Steve Irwin. (3.02MB)

2013.02.15 The SS Bob Barker comes to collision distance from the research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 during the transfer of a sampled minke whale. (3.52MB)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2013.02.27 The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals finds in favor of Japanese researchers, affirms Sea Shepherd "PIRATES"

2013.02.26 Sea Shepherd new attempt to sabotage research vessels

2013.02.25 Sea Shepherd vessels sabotage Nisshin Maru refueling again provoking collisions

2013.02.20 Sea Shepherd vessels sabotage Nisshin Maru refueling and provoke collisions

2013.02.15 Sea Shepherd Bob Barker attempts to sabotage Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru and Yushin Maru No.2

2013.02.12 Institute of Cetacean Research and Kyodo Senpaku File Motion for Contempt in Lawsuit with Sea Shepherd

2012.12.18 The U.S. Appeals Court Order enjoins the Sea Shepherd from physical attacks


[2011/2012]

VIDEO

2012.03.05 The Bob Barker fires a high-power laser toward the Yushin Maru No. 2. (2.56MB)

2012.03.05 The Bob Barker fires a rocket signal toward the Yushin Maru No. 2. (1.71MB)

2012.02.22 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No.3. Butyric acid spilled from one broken glass bottle hits one of the YS3 crewmen. (Part 3) Low resolution (3.65MB) High resolution (23.4MB)

2012.02.22 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No.3. (Part 2) (2.74MB)

2012.02.22 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No.3. (Part 1) (3.94MB)

2012.02.15 A smoke bomb thrown by Steve Irwin activists burns in the Yushin Maru No. 3 protecting net. (Part 2) (3.87MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists throw smoke bomb projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3. (Part 1) (1.14MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller. (Part 3) (1.09MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller. (Part 2) (5.28MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller. (Part 1) (1.48MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid and paint-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3. (Part 4) (4.36MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid and paint-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3. (Part 3) (2.33MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid and paint-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3. (Part 2) (2.82MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid and paint-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3. (Part 1) (3.73MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller. (Part 2) (1.43MB)

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller. (Part 1) (1.07MB)

2012.02.12 Steve Irwin activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller. (2.53MB)

2012.02.12 Steve Irwin activists throw smoke bombs toward the Yushin Maru No. 2. (1.22MB)

2012.02.12 A Sea Shepherd activist uses a large knife to cut off the rope fitted with keep-your-distance warning buoys being towed from the Yushin Maru No. 2 stern. (2.82MB)

2012.02.12 Steve Irwin activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller. (1.56MB)

2012.02.11 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid-containing bottles aiming at Yushin Maru No. 2 crewmen. (3.59MB)

2012.02.11 Steve Irwin activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller. (2.17MB)

2012.02.11 Steve Irwin activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller. (2.16MB)

2012.02.11 Steve Irwin activists throw smoke bombs toward the Yushin Maru No. 2. (2.53MB)

2012.01.21 Sea Shepherd activists fire a butyric acid projectile launcher toward the Yushin Maru No.2. (Part 2) (1.41MB)

2012.01.21 Sea Shepherd activists fire a butyric acid projectile launcher toward the Yushin Maru No.2. (Part 1) (2.59MB)

2012.01.18 Sea Shepherd activists fire a projectile launcher toward the Yushin Maru No. 2 (Part 2) (1.47MB)

2012.01.18 Sea Shepherd activists fire a projectile launcher toward the Yushin Maru No. 2 (Part 1) (1.62MB)

2012.01.18 Sea Shepherd activists throw paint-containing bottles aimed to Yushin Maru No. 2 crewmen (2.79MB)

2012.01.18 Sea Shepherd activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (0.99MB)

2012.01.18 Face to face to two Yushin maru No. 2 crewmen, SS activist holds a knife on his right hand (1.62MB)

2012.01.11 SS (Steve Irwin) activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (2.08MB)

2012.01.11 SS (Steve Irwin) activists throw butyric acid-containing bottles toward the Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 (1.08MB)

2012.01.11 SS (Steve Irwin) activists deploy a buoy-fitted rope aiming to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (1.44MB)

2012.01.06 Sea Shepherd activists throw a smoke bomb toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (1.23MB)

2012.01.06 Sea Shepherd activists deploy a rope aiming to disable the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller (Part 2) (2.09MB)

2012.01.06 Sea Shepherd activists deploy a rope aiming to disable the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller (Part 1) (7.81MB)

2012.01.06 Sea Shepherd activists tow a rope aiming to disable the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller (Part 2) (4.41MB)

2012.01.06 Sea Shepherd activists tow a rope aiming to disable the Yushin Maru No. 3 rudder and propeller (Part 1) (1.24MB)

2012.01.04 Antiwhaling activists aboard a SS rubber boat approach the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 5) (5.38MB)

2012.01.04 Antiwhaling activists aboard a SS rubber boat approach the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 4) (2.05MB)

2012.01.04 Antiwhaling activists aboard a SS rubber boat approach the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 3) (3.52MB)

2012.01.04 Antiwhaling activists aboard a SS rubber boat approach the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 2) (2.42MB)

2012.01.04 Antiwhaling activists aboard a SS rubber boat approach the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 1) (2.43MB)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2012.03.06 Bob Barker activists attack Japanese research vessels Yushin Maru No. 2 and Yushin Maru No. 3

2012.02.22 Steve Irwin activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2012.02.17 Joint Statement on Court ruling by the U.S. District Court

2012.02.15 Steve Irwin activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2012.02.12 Steve Irwin activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2012.02.11 Steve Irwin activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2012.01.21 Steve Irwin activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2012.01.18 Steve Irwin activists attempt to sabotage Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2012.01.11 Steve Irwin activists attempt to sabotage Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2012.01.06 Bob Barker activists attempt to sabotage Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2012.01.05 Bob Barker activists attempt to sabotage Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2011.12.09 Safety at Sea lawsuit against SSCS and Paul Watson


[2010/2011]

VIDEO

2011.02.09 The Gojira activists launch incendiary devices some of which burn in the research mother ship Nisshin Maru bow deck (9.41MB)

2011.02.09 The Gojira dangerously approaches the research mother ship Nisshin Maru while activists irradiate a high-power green laser device and hurl a smoke bomb (5.68MB)

2011.02.09 The Gojira dangerously navigates across the course of the research mother ship Nisshin Maru (in front of the bow) while drawing a rope (propeller fouler) (4.16MB)

2011.02.04 Bob Barker activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (1.20MB)

2011.02.04 Bob Barker activists throw smoke bombs toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (1.18MB)

2011.02.04 The Bob Barker zodiac boats and the Gojira approaching the Yushin Maru No. 3 (1.17MB)

2011.02.04 Bob Barker activists deploy a wire-rope aimed at the Yushin Maru No. 3 propeller and rudder (919KB)

2011.02.04 The Gojira crosses in front of the Yushin Maru No. 3 and deploys a wire-rope aimed at her propeller and rudder (1.49MB)

2011.02.03 A Bob Barker rubber boat and the Gojira abnormally approach in front of the Yushin Maru No. 3 bow (1.47MB)

2011.02.03 Bob Barker activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 2) (1.50MB)

2011.02.03 Bob Barker activists throw butyric acid-containing glass projectiles toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 1) (2.08MB)

2011.01.30 Bob Barker activists throw a smoke bomb toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 2) (1.62MB)

2011.01.30 Bob Barker activists throw a smoke bomb toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (Part 1) (1.82MB)

2011.01.09 Bob Barker activists onboard a zodiac throw a projectile and deploy a rope to entangle the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (2.65MB)

2011.01.09 Bob Barker activists onboard a zodiac throw a flash bang on the Yushin Maru No. 2 port-side protective net (2.15MB)

2011.01.09 Bob Barker activists onboard a zodiac throw a flash bang on the Yushin Maru No. 2 port-side protective net (3.01MB)

2011.01.09 Bob Barker activists onboard a zodiac throw a smoke bomb on the Yushin Maru No. 2 port-side protective net (2.96MB)

2011.01.06 Steve Irwin activists throw glass projectiles toward the Japanese Research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 (Part 2) (724KB)

2011.01.06 Steve Irwin activists throw glass projectiles toward the Japanese Research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 (Part 1) (1.50MB)

2011.01.05 The antiwhaling trimaran Gojira deploys a wire rope aimed to disable the Yushin Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (2.95MB)

2011.01.05 Antiwhaling activist readies to fire a high-power launcher against the Yushin Maru No. 2 (2.69MB)

2011.01.05 Antiwhaling activist uses a sling shot to launch a projectile toward the Yushin Maru No. 2 (2.45MB)

2011.01.01 Antiwhaling activists aboard a zodiac boat throwing glass bottle projectiles against the Yushin Maru No. 3 (2.91MB)

2011.01.01 Antiwhaling activists aboard a zodiac boat prepare to deploy a rope aimed at the Yushin Maru No. 3 propeller and rudder (794KB)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2011.02.18 JARPA II research vessels to return home

2011.02.09 Gojira attempts to sabotage the Nisshin Maru

2011.02.04 Bob Barker, Gojira activists sabotage Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3 even after sending a mayday signal

2011.02.03 Bob Barker and Gojira activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2011.01.30 Bob Barker activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 3

2011.01.09 Bob Barker activists attack Japanese research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2

2011.01.06 Steve Irwin attacks Japanese ship Yushin Maru No. 2

2011.01.05 Japanese ship Yushin Maru No. 2 attacked by antiwhaling trimaran

2011.01.01 Antiwhaling activists attack Japanese ship Yushin Maru No. 3


[2009/2010]

VIDEO

2010.02.24 Bob Barker activists onboard a rubber boat use a launcher to fire chemicals toward the Yushin Maru No. 3 (3.7MB)

2010.02.21 Flagless ship attacks with illegal laser weapon (6.86MB)

2010.02.17 Dutch ship Steve Irwin activists firing a launcher gun against Nisshin Maru (9.35MB)

2010.02.16 Dutch ship Steve Irwin activists use a large slingshot contrivance to fire numerous ball-shaped plastic projectiles against the Nisshin Maru (4.15MB)

2010.02.14 Shonan Maru No. 2 crewmen retrieving a hawser deployed by Sea Shepherd activists aiming to destroy the Nisshin Maru rudder and propeller (1.82MB)

2010.02.13 Dutch vessel attacks the Nisshin Maru (6.86MB)

2010.02.11 Dutch vessel almost rams the Nisshin Maru (7.87MB)

2010.02.11 Steve Irwin activists launch-fire projectiles against the Nisshin Maru (7.44MB)

2010.02.09 Steve Irwin activists use loudspeakers to broadcast classical music near the Nisshin Maru (5.99MB)

2010.02.08 Dutch vessel harassing the Nisshin Maru (4.8MB)

2010.02.06 Bob Barker activists use a slingshot to launch butyric acid-containing projectiles against the Shonan Maru No. 2 (5.36MB)

2010.02.06 The Bob Barker approaches abnormally close from the Nisshin Maru's stern (5.14MB)

2010.01.15 Bob Barker activists hurling smoke bombs toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 (1.3MB)

2010.01.15 Bob Barker activists deploy a rope aiming to entangle the Shonan Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (2.1MB)

2010.01.08 Ady Gil left drifting and leaking fuel in Antarctic. The Bob Barker has vanished from the scene.
Video taken from the Yushin Maru No. 3 at about 12:00 JST, 8 January (5.5MB)

2010.01.06 Ady Gil collides with the Shonan Maru No. 2 (5.2MB)

2010.01.06 Ady Gil tows from its stern a rope aiming the Nisshin Maru rudder and propeller (7.3MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil tows a rope and approaches abnormally close to the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 4) (959KB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil tows a rope and approaches abnormally close to the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 3) (1.3MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil tows a rope and approaches abnormally close to the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 2) (1.97MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil tows a rope and approaches abnormally close to the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 1) (1.5MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil activist irradiates laser device toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 crew (Part 4) (700KB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil activist irradiates laser device toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 crew (Part 3) (1.45MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil activist irradiates laser device toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 crew (Part 2) (522KB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil activist irradiates laser device toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 crew (Part 1) (1MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil abnormally approaches the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 2) (1.96MB)

2009.12.23 Ady Gil abnormally approaches the Shonan Maru No. 2 (Part 1) (1.26MB)

2009.12.22 Steve Irwin activists throw butyric acid-containing bottles toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 (2.5MB)

2009.12.22 The Steve Irwin tows a rope while activists throw butyric acid-containing bottles toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 (1.26MB)

2009.12.22 The Steve Irwin aims its water cannon while an activist irradiates a laser device toward the Shonan Maru No. 2 crew (1.18MB)

2009.12.22 The Steve Irwin starts to shoot its water cannon against the Shonan Maru No. 2 (1.28MB)

2009.12.22 The Steve Irwin approaches from the Shonan Maru No. 2 stern side (1.28MB)

2009.12.17 The Dutch vessel Steve Irwin shoots what seems to be a high-power green laser against the Shonan Maru No. 2 (1.27MB)

2009.12.17 The Dutch vessel Steve Irwin tows from its stern a rope aiming the Shonan Maru No. 2 rudder and propeller (2.49MB)

2009.12.17 The Dutch vessel Steve Irwin starts to approach the Shonan Maru No. 2 (2.27MB)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2010.02.25 Flagless ship attacks Yushin Maru No. 3

2010.02.21 Flagless ship attacking with illegal weapon

2010.02.18 Japanese ship attacked third time in 24 hours

2010.02.17 Dutch ship engages in desperado attack

2010.02.17 Dutch ship repeats foolhardy actions

2010.02.16 Netherlands ship attacking one more time

2010.02.15 NZ activist in custody aboard Shonan Maru No. 2

2010.02.15 Activist illegally boards Shonan Maru No. 2

2010.02.14 Animal Planet compels whale saving delusion

2010.02.13 Dutch ship pirates still short of Animal Planet reel quota

2010.02.12 Three Japanese sailors injured by Dutch ship piracy

2010.02.09 Dutch and Togolese ship harassing the Nisshin Maru

2010.02.08 Netherlands ship harassing the Nisshin Maru

2010.02.06 Antiwhaling ship Bob Barker rams the Yushin Maru No. 3

2010.02.06 Antiwhaling ship Bob Barker attacks the Nisshin Maru

2010.01.15 Sixty-year-old Bob Barker attacks Japanese ship Shonan Maru No. 2

2010.01.08 New Zealand watercraft left drifting in Antarctic

2010.01.06 New Zealand watercraft collides with the Shonan Maru No. 2

2010.01.06 New Zealand watercraft attacks the Nisshin Maru

2009.12.23 New Zealand watercraft attacks Japanese ship Shonan Maru No. 2

2009.12.22 Dutch vessel attacks again Japanese ship Shonan Maru No. 2

2009.12.17 Dutch vessel attacks Japanese ship Shonan Maru No. 2


[2008/2009]

VIDEO

2009.02.06 Dutch vessel rams Japanese ship for second time (Part 2) New footage from the Yushin Maru No. 3's crow nest (16.1MB)

2009.02.06 Dutch vessel rams Japanese ship for second time (Part 1) (6.92MB)

2009.02.06 Dutch vessel rams the Yushin Maru No. 2 from the stern side(1.95MB)

2009.02.05 Paul Watson fires a rocket signal toward the Yushin Maru No. 2(1.37MB)

2009.02.05 Sea Shepherd fires a projectile toward the research vessel Yushin Maru(3.71MB)

2009.02.02 Sea Shepherd boat attacks the Yushin Maru with chemical-containing bottles(6.42MB)

2009.02.02 Sea Shepherd approaches the Nisshin Maru. Sea Shepherd uses an assault boat and a film/TV crew boat to record their attacks, Greenpeace-style (7.56MB)

2009.01.06 Sea Shepherd disrupts vessels engaged in missing sailor search (Footage filmed from the Kyoshin Maru No. 2) (5.33MB)

2008.12.26 The Dutch vessel “Steve Irwin” rams the Kaiko Maru(2.79MB)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2009.02.10 The international community should stand against Sea Shepherd violence at sea (Kyodo Senpaku) (in Japanese)

2009.02.06 Video shows violence of Dutch vessel

2009.02.06 Dutch vessel rams Japanese research ship

2009.02.06 Sea Shepherd commits further criminal acts at sea

2009.02.02 Sea Shepherd attacks whale research vessels (in Japanese)

2009.01.09 Sea Shepherd offer to cooperate in search turns out to be fake (Kyodo Senpaku) (in Japanese)

2009.01.07 Sea Shepherd disrupts vessels engaged in missing sailor search

2008.12.26 Sea Shepherd attacks whale research vessel


[2007/2008]

VIDEO

2008.03.07 Terrorist group Sea Shepherd attacks the Nisshin Maru with glass bottles containing butyric acid once more (Part 2) Low resolution (2.7MB) High resolution (8.8MB)

2008.03.07 Terrorist group Sea Shepherd attacks the Nisshin Maru with glass bottles containing butyric acid once more (Part 1) Low resolution (2.9MB) High resolution (18.7MB)

2008.03.03 Self-righteous terrorist group Sea Shepherd assaults the research base vessel Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd terrorists hurled more than 100 glass bottles containing butyric acid into the Nisshin Maru. Some of the bottles contained a white powdery unidentified substance. Butyric acid spilled in the bodies of 4 Nisshin Maru crew (3 of them in the eyes) (Part 2) Low resolution (2.8MB) High resolution (7.8MB)

2008.03.03 Self-righteous terrorist group Sea Shepherd assaults the research base vessel Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean. Sea Shepherd terrorists hurled more than 100 glass bottles containing butyric acid into the Nisshin Maru. Some of the bottles contained a white powdery unidentified substance. Butyric acid spilled in the bodies of 4 Nisshin Maru crew (3 of them in the eyes) (Part 1) Low resolution (3MB) High resolution (16MB)

2008.01.22 Extremely dangerous. The Greenpeace zodiac gets entangled to the wires of the OBB fender. The crew of the OBB hurriedly makes efforts to disentangle the zodiac. At 09:56 the zodiac is released from the fender wires but keeps inside the space between both vessels. The Nisshin Maru broadcasts through the vessel microphone a message in English ordering the zodiacs to leave. (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

2008.01.22 Immediately after that, the Greenpeace zodiac, ignoring Nisshin Maru warnings and warning whistles as well as water hosing, entered the space between the OBB and the NM

2008.01.15 Video Images tell the truth about Steve Irwin Terrorist attack to Yushin Maru No. 2
(Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6)

2008.01.15Piracy attack: Sea Shepherd terrorists hurl stink bombs (glass bottles containing butyric acid) into the Japanese whale research vessel Yushin Maru No. 2.
(Part 1) (Part 2)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE

2008.09     Does whale protection preserve the planet Earth's environment? -The strange logic of environmental groups running wild (Ishikawa Hajime, Geiken Tsushin No. 439) (in Japanese)

2008.04.14 Synopsis of harassment and other incidents during the JARPAII 2007/2008 research cruise (in Japanese)

2008.03.09 Sea Shepherd criticized by Whaling Commission

2008.03.07 Sea Shepherd escalating violent attacks

2008.03.03 Sea Shepherd attacks Japan's research vessels

2008.02.07 Australian customs photos mislead the public

2008.01.31 Japan pursuing original Research Plan in Southern Ocean
Questions & Answers : Japan's research whaling in the Antarctic

2008.01.22 Greenpeace once again risks lives with its publicity stunts

2008.01.18 Sea Shepherd intruders transferred to Oceanic Viking

2008.01.17 Release of Sea Shepherd intruders

2008.01.15 Letter to sea shepherd steve irwin

2008.01.15 Additional information on the two intruders in custody

2008.01.15 Sea Shepherd activists in custody


[2006/2007]

VIDEO

2007.02.24 Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru on the move

2007.02.12 Sea Shepherd pirate vessel "Robert Hunter" rams the dedicated sighting vessel Kaiko Maru (Part 2)

2007.02.12 Sea Shepherd pirate vessel "Robert Hunter" rams the dedicated sighting vessel Kaiko Maru (Part 1)

2007.02.12 Eco-terrorists aboard a dinghy deployed from the Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" release a net to destroy the Kaiko Maru propeller (Part 3)

2007.02.12 Eco-terrorists aboard a dinghy deployed from the Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" release a net to try to destroy the Kaiko Maru propeller (Part 2)

2007.02.12 Pirate attack: Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" abnormally approaches the dedicated sighting vessel Kaiko Maru and hurls smoke bombs

2007.02.12 Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" stalks and abnormally approaches the dedicated sighting vessel Kaiko Maru

2007.02.12 Eco-terrorists aboard a dinghy deployed from the Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" release a net to try to destroy the Kaiko Maru propeller (Part 1)

2007.02.09 Sea Shepherd "Robert Hunter" tries to destroy Nisshin-Maru propeller

2007.02.09 A smoke bomb thrown by ss vessel "Robert Hunter" crew explodes on the Nisshin-Maru deck

2007.02.09 Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" abnormally approaches the Nisshin-Maru to throw smoke bombs and other explosive objects (Part 2)

2007.02.09 Sea Shepherd vessel "Robert Hunter" abnormally approaches the Nisshin-Maru to throw smoke bombs and other explosive objects (Part 1)


PHOTOS


PRESS RELEASE/OPEN LETTER

2007.09     Violence, lies and environmental pollution spread in the Antarctic (Ishikawa Hajime, Geiken Tsushin No. 435) (in Japanese)

2007.02.28 Letter of protest
Concerning Sea Shepherd actions against Japan's whale research

2007.02.14 Video shows truth about who rammed who

2007.02.12 Research vessel damaged in Sea Shepherd attack

2007.02.10 Sea Shepherd tells Greenpeace where to find Japanese fleet



[2001/2002]

PRESS RELEASE/OPEN LETTER

2002.01.16 Greenpeace Antarctic campaign a failure

2001.12.13 Greenpeace labeled "eco-terrorists"






Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd criminal record

Greenpeace violent history

Sea Shepherd's violent history


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