Japanese whaling fleet departure delayed due to no refueling ship
Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:06 AM
Actually the problem is that they don't have a refueling ship for an extended stay in the Antarctic. The old one was sold and Kyodo Senpaku can't find a replacement. Greenpeace claims they can't find a replacement due to the lack of refueling ships willing to be associated with the internationally contentious issue of whaling, but it may just be a budgetary issue since everyone has had to cut down expenses.
In the spirit of escalation, the Japanese Coast Guard will be stationing armed personnel on the whaling vessels again.
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