Rugged Adventurers Retrace Shackleton’s Epic Southern Ocean Voyage [IMAGES]

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In January 1915, Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew aboard the Endurance became trapped in Antarctic ice while attempting a daring Trans-Antarctic expedition. For the next year and a half, he and his crew battled the elements against incredible odds and survived a seemingly impossible predicament.  What they had endured became one of the most incredible … [Read more...]

Sea Shepherd Vessel Severely Damaged and in Distress


I admit that car racing, whether NASCAR or Formula 1 is a very technical and demanding sport, I mostly watched only to see the wrecks that occurred during a race. Along the same lines, while I am against the Japanese whaling operations, I am not exactly for Sea Shepherd and their antics. but I love to follow their operations, simply to see the carnage. It is like a huge version … [Read more...]

Icebreaker Dispatched for Southern Ocean Rescue In Antarctic Ice

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Crew on board the Russian vessel Sparta have requested more equipment to help repair damage to the boat's hull while rescue efforts are hampered by icy conditions in the southern ocean. Sparta issued a distress call around 3am on Friday from a position next to the Antarctic ice shelf, about 2000 nautical miles (3704 kilometres) south east of New Zealand. The 48m vessel, … [Read more...]

Whaling – Graphic Images


The following images were taken by the Australian Customs Service in their mission to end Japanese whaling of the Souther Ocean. Japanese Whaling Ship Yushin Maru Australian Customs Ship Ocean Viking Source: Australian Customs Service  … [Read more...]

Activists Held Hostage By Whalers

In breaking news from the Antarctic Japanese whalers have taken two activists hostage after they boarded the whaling ship Yushin Maru. The BBC tells us; The Sea Shepherd campaign group said the two - a Briton and an Australian - had been assaulted and tied to the radar mast by the Japanese crew. They said they wanted charges of kidnap to be filed in Australia. Minoru … [Read more...]