Thursday, February 15, 2007


Whaling ship in fire emergency

‘The key vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the factory ship Nisshin Maru, is on fire and has been evacuated in Antarctica.

The 8000 tonne Nisshin Maru issued a distress call about 4am eastern Australian summer time after the fire broke out below decks, according to the search and rescue co-ordination centre at Maritime New Zealand.’

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