with a dead, protected minke whale onboard. Blood was running from the side of the ship, slabs of whale meat lay on the deck, along with the severed head of another recently killed whale.
|Blood on the dance floor...|
Captain of BB, Peter Hammarstedt: "Each time we have located NM, SS has been attacked by the whalers in night ambushes. With darkness just a few hours away, we are well aware that we are soon likely to have harpoon ships crossing our bows towing steel cables, and the strong possibility that our ships could become disabled in the treacherous and frigid Antarctic waters. After sustaining two gruelling assaults, we believe a third attack by the whaling fleet is imminent."
This is the second time this whaling season that SS has caught the Japanese in the act of poaching whales within the Sthrn Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and it's the second time in six days that SS has located the whaling fleet. The whalers have remained outside their preferred self-allocated hunting grounds of the Ross Sea due to SS's relentless patrolling.