Found this at the Fremantle (PERTH) docks on our way to ROTTO the other day.
Could it be a back up harpoon vessel in disguise?
Unlikely IMHO. I would expect a better lookout and a re-enforced harpoon platform. But I could be wrong.
Further I would like to add that I agree on everything said here. It' sad that we have to always learn the hard way. Here in Norway we have only one piece of good news. The herring is back to pre 60ties levels. It's my hope that the amazing amount of herring larvae produced with such an amazingly high stock will help the atlantic cod back on its feet in the Norwgian sea. The North sea as you might know is a disaster in regard to the cod fisheries. It will take decades to recover.
I hope stricter regulations will be enforced on fish stocks, as per the moment i think people with money have too much power too many places in this world (lobbies etc..) .