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The Giant Enemy - Whale Wars Pt. 2

By BusinessLife, published on Aug 10, 2011

Haven't read The Giant Enemy Pt. 1?

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The Gojira crew now waits to see if the Nisshin Maru will slow down. Even with the chain, the bulkier prop fouling line is no match for the massive size of the Nisshin Maru.

The Japanese factory ship is headed into the ice.

Gojira’s Captain, Locky MacLean makes the unbelievable decision to continue on and follow the ship. He's risking the fiberglass-built vessel and his crew to do whatever they can to stop Japanese whaling.

If they... (more)

Tags: whale wars, paul watson, gojira, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, animal planet reality tv series, delta, locky maclean, benjamin pottsy potts, sperm whales

Whale Wars 'Battle Stations' Pt 2

By BusinessLife, published on Aug 4, 2011

...halt in the ocean.

One of the Sea Shepherd crew members calls out, “Put that in your prop and smoke it, boys!”

Finally, the Yushin Maru is dead in the water.

(Click here to read "Battle Stations" Part ONE.)

Now 1,900 miles away, the Bob Barker calls to the Steve Irwin to share the good news. For the first time in 25 days, the Bob Barker is without a tail. They are free to track down the lead manufacturing ship, the Nisshin Maru.

In an effort to obey Maritime law, the Gojira stays near the Yushin Maru for 48 hours. The Gojira captain... (more)

Tags: tv, gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, chris aultman, reality tv series, pottsy, yushin maru 3

Whale Wars - Enemy In Their Grasp PT2

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 29, 2011

Captain Paul Watson must decide to follow the Nisshin Maru into the path of ice or go down around and hope the Japanese whaling ship and its crew don’t double back to continue whaling.

Watson decides he would rather go around and possibly lose them rather than possibly damaging the Steve Irwin vessel and losing the opportunity to stop their whaling for the entire whaling season.

After the helicopter pilot, Chris Aultman flies 5 trips – 9 hours flying during a 19-hour day, Aultman has to stop and rest. He is exhausted.

Captain Watson is now afraid that he has also... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, chris aultman, reality tv series

Whale Wars, Paul Watson sends out S.O.S.

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 27, 2011

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Founder, Paul Watson is down to the wire and may lose their flagship, the Steve Irwin. Watson, made famous by Animal Planet's reality TV series, "Whale Wars" has been an animal rights activist for decades and was an original member of Greenpeace.

Today, he and an elite team of Sea Shepherds sail the oceans in their efforts to stop whaling and other endangered sea life, including bluefin tuna.

In an attempt to save the Steve Irwin, Watson has posted the following letter and video clip (click link in video box to left of article) asking... (more)

Tags: animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, gojira, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, fish and fish, bluefin tuna, flagship seized, sos, uk government

Whale Wars

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 26, 2011

An anonymous tip gives the crew of the Steve Irwin a chance to locate the Japanese whaling factory ship, Nisshin Maru. But because the tip is 2 days old, the crew is working within a 200-mile radius.

With this guide, helicopter pilot, Chris Aultman takes to the sky in search of the Nisshin Maru. It's 5:00 am. Despite the tip, the Steve Irwin is running out of fuel and they are alone.

Two thousand miles from the Steve Irwin, the Sea Shepherd's fastest vessel, the Gojira is stuck in port. Problems with the motor still persist.

Meanwhile, the Bob Barker is tailing... (more)

Tags: reality tv, gillean smith, whale wars, paul watson, gojira, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, sun laurel, chip aultman, sea shepherd conservation society

Whale Wars

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 18, 2011

...to shreds. As they finally approach the remains, the crew is concerned that they will find bodies. Finally, close enough to see what is left from the destroyed, black life raft, they only find the raft. No bodies are found. There may still be hope for the crew from the Beserk.

The Steve Irwin makes a call into the New Zealand Search and Rescue to give them an update on what they have found. Search and Rescue give them news that the New Zealand Navy actually lost five life rafts while out on the same search and rescue mission.

There is new information from Search and... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, norwegian yacht, the beserk

Whale Wars -

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 16, 2011

Last week, two crew members from the Bob Barker suffered hypothermia after waiting in small motor boats for more than 12 hours. Finally, all Sea Shepherd crew are now back on board the Bob Barker.

Meanwhile, the Steve Irwin has received a distress call from the New Zealand Search and Rescue. They are asking for the crew onboard the Steve Irwin to help find the five missing crew members who were onboard a Norwegian-registered yacht, the Berserk.

The Berserk sent a distress call approximately 18 nautical miles (33km) north of Scott Base in the Ross Sea. This is the point of... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, tv series, animal planet, whale wars, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, beserk, search and rescue, nisshin maru

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