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Esperanza still standing by stricken whaling vessel

Feature story | 18 February, 2007 at 1:00

Our ship the Esperanza is still standing by the stricken whaling ship, Nisshin Maru, disabled by fire in the Southern Ocean. We have already provided information on ice conditions and are in radio contact with the Nisshin Maru crew. We are all...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | 23 March, 2007 at 1:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crewmember and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

Esperanza still on watch over disabled whaling ship

Feature story | 22 February, 2007 at 1:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza maintains its watch over the Japanese government's whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which was disabled by fire.

Esperanza at location of disabled whaling ship

Feature story | 17 February, 2007 at 1:00

The Esperanza is currently staying close by the Japanese government's whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which was disabled by fire on Thursday. This afternoon, we received a radio call from the whaling crew to tell us that the body of their...

Japan and whaling

Topic | 27 March, 2014 at 13:00

551 whales too many

Feature story | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrived in Japan today having taken around half the number of whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as planned, but still 551 whales too many.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 1:00

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace - Low Fuel Forces Esperanza Back to Port

Press release | 26 January, 2008 at 8:04

After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | 3 February, 2009 at 14:52

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Esperanza "Banned" from Japan

Press release | 27 March, 2007 at 18:50

The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, which helped the fire-damaged Japanese whaling factory ship when it was disabled in the Southern Ocean, has been effectively banned from entry into Tokyo.

Challenge to Japan to prosecute anti- whaling activists worldwide

Feature story | 4 November, 2008 at 1:00

Despite the moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese government continues to send a fleet of ships to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to kill over a thousand whales. Each season, the fleet departs for the Sanctuary and more whales...

Greenpeace ready to tow stricken whaling ship

Feature story | 16 February, 2007 at 1:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is ready to tow the stricken Japanese whaling vessel the Nisshin Maru out of danger and prevent potential Antarctic environmental disaster.

Ramming

Background | 8 January, 2009 at 18:09

On the morning of 08 January 2006, in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was rammed by the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Fisheries Agency of Japan's whaling fleet. Here is the official account...

The Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru

Image | 14 April, 2009 at 2:00

The Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru docks in Shimonoseki, Japan, having just returned from its last so-called "scientific"whaling expedition to the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary.

The real criminals in the whaling industry

Image | 3 November, 2008 at 1:00

The real criminals in the whaling industry have yet to be charged.

The Japanese government whaling vessel Nisshin

Image | 12 January, 2008 at 7:45

The Japanese government whaling vessel Nisshin Maru flees from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Greenpeace activists will take peaceful direct action against the fleet if it restarts whaling.

Workers unload boxes from the Nisshin Maru

Image | 14 April, 2009 at 16:33

Workers unload boxes from the Nisshin Maru to a courier van. The ship is docked in Shimonoseki, Japan, having just returned from its last so-called "scientific" whaling expedition to the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary.

Activists from Greenpeace Japan meet the

Image | 15 April, 2008 at 14:20

Activists from Greenpeace Japan meet the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru with a banner saying "FAILED" as it arrives in Tokyo, Japan to unload whale meat for sale. The ship failed to meet its quota of 935 whales by nearly half, in part because...

The Nisshin Maru

Image | 16 December, 2001 at 2:00

The Nisshin Maru, one of the Japanese catcher vessels, transferring a Minke whale to the factory ship in the Southern ocean.

The whalers factory ship

Image | 23 March, 2007 at 1:00

The whalers factory ship, Nisshin Maru, arrives in Tokyo.

Japanese whaling fleet catcher ship Kyo Maru

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Japanese whaling fleet catcher ship Kyo Maru No.1 heads towards the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Southern Ocean.

Inflatable boats from the Greenpeace ships

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Inflatable boats from the Greenpeace ships - the Arctic Sunrise and the Esperanza - hinder the transfer of a dead minke whale from the Japanese whaling fleet catcher ship Kyo Maru No.1 to the Nisshin Maru factory ship.

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean by the Kyo Maru No.1 ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, and the transfer of the whales to the Nisshin Maru factory ship. Southern Ocean.

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean by the Kyo Maru No.1 ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, and the transfer of the whales to the Nisshin Maru factory ship. Southern Ocean.

Two Minke whales in the Southern Ocean killed

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Two Minke whales in the Southern Ocean killed by the Japanese whaling fleet.

Minke whale undergoing so called "scientific

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Minke whale undergoing so called "scientific testing" on the Nisshin Maru factory ship, Southern Ocean.

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean by the Yushin Maru and the Kyo Maru No.1 ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, and the transfer of the whales to the Nisshin Maru factory ship.

Dead Minke Whale attached by a harpoon line

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Dead Minke Whale attached by a harpoon line to the Japanese whaling ship the Kyo Maru in the Southern Ocean.

Seven Minke whales await processing on the

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Seven Minke whales await processing on the deck of the Nisshin Maru factory ship, part of the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.

Greenpeace witnesses the killing of whales

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace witnesses the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean by ships of the Japanese whaling fleet. Banner on the Nisshun Maru factory ship says "Greenpeace Misleads you".

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza witness the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean by the Yushin Maru and the Kyo Maru No.1 ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, and the transfer of the whales to the Nisshin Maru factory ship. Southern Ocean.

A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent

Image | 22 January, 2008 at 1:00

A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from refueling from the supply vessel Oriental Bluebird in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

The mother ship of Japanese Whaling Fleet

Image | 18 November, 2007 at 11:12

The mother ship of Japanese Whaling Fleet leaves Shimonoseki Port for the Southern Oceans where they are planning to hunt more than 1000 whales, including 50 endangered fin whales and 50 threatened humpack whales. At Shimonoseki Port of Yamaguchi...

Families of the crew of Nisshin Maru

Image | 18 November, 2007 at 1:00

Families of the crew of Nisshin Maru, the mother ship of Japanese Whaling Fleet, waving hands to say good byes to whalers who are leaving Shimonoseki Port for the Southern Oceans. At Shimonoseki Port of Yamaguchi Prefecture, southern part of Japan

Incident involving the Nisshin Maru and the Arctic Sunrise

Image | 8 January, 2006 at 1:00

Screenshot taken from video footage of ramming incident involving the Nisshin Maru and the Arctic Sunrise.

Minke whale is transfered onto the Nisshin

Image | 5 January, 2006 at 1:00

Minke whale is transfered onto the Nisshin Maru factory ship of the Japanese whaling fleet.

Greenpeace encounter Japanese whaling fleet

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace encounter Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean today and attempt to disrupt the whaling operation.Greenpeace is using every available peaceful and non-violent means to bring the hunt to an early endand make it the last time the...

Japanese ship Kyo Maru No

Image | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Japanese ship Kyo Maru No.1 rubs up against the Greenpeace ship Esperanza during a non violent direct action against whaling fleet operations in the Southern Ocean.

The MY Esperanza in the foreground of the

Image | 17 February, 2007 at 1:00

The MY Esperanza in the foreground of the disabled Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru, a re-fuelling vessel and a hunter vessel tied alongside it. Fire broke out on the Nisshin Maru last Thursday and one man is still missing.The Greenpeace ship...

The disabled Japanese whaling ship Nisshin

Image | 17 February, 2007 at 1:00

The disabled Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru with a re-fuelling vessel and hunter vessel tied alongside. 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 disabled Japanese whaling ship Nisshin

Image | 17 February, 2007 at 1:00

The disabled Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru with a re-fuelling vessel and hunter vessel tied alongside. 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...

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