6 Jan 2011

Another whaling ship attacked

6:22 am on 6 January 2011

A Japanese whaler has faced a fresh attack by the Sea Shepherd organisation in the Southern Ocean.

The Institute of Cetacean Research says glass bottles were thrown from a speedboat at the Yushin Maru-2 and ropes were aimed at its propeller.

There are no reports of anyone being hurt.

Other Sea Shepherd craft attacked the Yushin Maru-3 in Antarctic waters on New Year's Day.

The institute has condemned their actions and reiterated that the whaling mission is legal.

Whaling is conducted by Japan under a loophole in the 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling.