chase on high seas

January 18, 2008

eperanza.jpg

As a coincidental follow-up to the Japanese sea-drifters and whaling ships that rescued them, yesterday I read about an incredible chase on the high seas of the Antarctic that two environmental groups’ ships have launched on Japanese whaling vessels. One of these, Greenpeace’s MY Esperanza, is shown in the photo above. Setting the question of whaling itself aside, the details of the bickering and wild goose trail setting seemed quite absurd. Even more unbelievably, this seems to be turning into an annual event, although running off with hostages seems to be a new high for the whole debacle.

A case of sensibilities gone mad? Or crucial action to protect the core beliefs of certain groups?

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