Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Japanese Whaling ship on fire off Antarctica

The flagship of the Japanese southern ocean whaling fleet is in flames with one crewman missing. The vessel, with a history of problems including a previous serious fire, is drifting just off the Antarctic coast raising fears of an environmental disaster for the pristine continent.

The Greenpeace ship Esperenza is heading to the scene to offer assistance. Their Flickr photo-stream that I posted about on Saturday can be found here.

1 comment:

Dr. Dawg said...

Geeze--talk about mixed emotions.

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