The Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin left Fremantle harbour (Western Australia) just minutes ago. The vessel is bound for the Antarctic for another season of battling Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. (And, of course, another season of filming of Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars“.)
Operation Waltzing Matilda should keep them busy down there for several months. This year, the trimaran formerly known as Earthrace (now christened Ady Gil) will be joining the Steve Irwin in the battle. Should make for good TV, if nothing else.
I wish them luck and good hunting.
(Images captured from the Fremantle Ports Inner Harbour webcams.)