Protest ship “Bob Barker” of the anti-whaling group sea shepherd which they continued attacking to the Japanese research whaling fleet camouflaged a ship in Norwegian registry and navigated the Antarctic Ocean on 18th. A simulation of the registry is violation of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea which determined the navigation rule on high seas. The Japanese Government offers photographs and the video pictures which a fleet of whalers photographed to the Norwegian government. And Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispatched a note of protest to SS by the same day.
By new protest ship that SS introduced “Bob Barker” into this anti-whaling campaign,and on January 6, she appeared before the mother ship / Nissin-maru of the fleet of whalers which navigated the Antarctic Ocean and interfered with the navigation. At this chance the Japanese side confirmed that Bob raised the Norwegian national flag of the whaling nation. The SS side accepted this fact, too and they let Japanese misunderstand Bob with the ship of the whaling nation and てthey was going to facilitate an approach and explained the reason.
According to Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bob is constructed in Norway in 1950’s, She was employed as a whaler and marine preservation ship in Norway,and registry was registered with Togo of the African central part last year.The Japanese Government requests it through a diplomatic channel for Togo to take the appropriate correspondence.
According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, A ship raise 1 more national flags,and when it navigated,it is considered to be statelessness ship. The right that the navy war vessel of each country inspects is accepted for the statelessness ship, In Norway, the civil law to ask a penalty the national flag abuse of the ship is got ready.
According to a living-in-Norway Japanese Embassy,Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway dispatched the document of contents to protest in having used a national flag illegally on 12th to SS. In 90’s,captain Pole Watson of the SS attacked a Norwegian whaler. There are many Norwegian inhabitants holding loathsomeness to the SS.
The Japanese Government protests the obstinate sabotage of the SS severely. “Bob Barker” throws in a smoke maker in the 2nd Syonan-Maru to navigate the Antarctic Ocean on 15th and continues attacking it.
FLAG false: The former Norwegian whaling ship Bob Barker uses the Norwegian flag to fool the Japanese whalers. Photo: AP
Sea Shepherd lurer hvalfangere med norsk flagg from Verdens Gang
(AP) The Norwegian flag is one of the newest weapons to the controversial organization Sea Shepherd to try to prevent whaling.
The organization ended up in the media spotlight earlier this week when one of their ship was crushed by Japanese whalers.
The Japanese have accused the organization of trying to sabotage them, while Sea Shepherd believes the Japanese engaged in illegal whaling.
On their website, type your organization how a Norwegian whaling ship is bought in to action against whaling, and that they also use the Norwegian flag to win the Japanese trust.
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Norway’s flag, however, was used to get closer the whalers, to sabotage the catch.
“The Japanese could easily believe that the Norwegians in support of whaling had sent a ship to help. But the joy was turned to despair when the Norwegian flag was replaced with the black and white skull flag, “writes the organization with regard to its own flag, which is a transformed variant of the old pirate flag.
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Published pictures of arrows
The organization writes that the former whaling ship, now called “Bob Barker”, was converted in Africa after it was purchased with financial support from just the TV personality Bob Barker, who spat in the five million U.S. dollars.
It should also have been the same ship that rescued the crew from the super yacht “Ady Gil” after collision with Japanese boat Wednesday.