Monday, February 19, 2007


Greenpeace to the Rescue

Oh the irony.

I’d love to be a fly on the wall as the Japanese officials and the crew of the Nisshin Maru try to figure out how to deal with the possibility that they may need to accept Greenpeace’s offer to help. If you hadn’t heard, the Nisshin Maru (a Japanese whaling vessel) had a serious fire on Thursday (one sailor was killed) and it appears that the ship may now be immobile. A Greenpeace ship (the Esper- anza) was in the neighborhood specifically because of the whaling activities of the Nisshin Maru; they are now offering to help (evacuating the crew, and towing the Nisshin Maru to a dock), and may indeed be the closest ship in a position to do so.


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