Vessel searching south of Tasmania for whaling ship.

The Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin has been followed for the last 3 weeks by a security vessel/harpoon ship called the Shonan Maru 2. When on Tuesday the Steve Irwin docked in Hobart she was followed right up to the Australian EEZ by this whaling vessel. It is thought the Shonan maru 2 is still lurking offshore. A small group have decided to hunt the whale hunters just outside the Australian EEZ and have taken their boat to search for the lurking Shonan Maru 2. These people are not linked to any conservation group and are entirely self funded. They aim to find and follow the Shonan maru 2 for as long as their fuel tanks will allow and relay the co-ordinates via twitter so that the Shonan Maru 2 is unable to trail the Steve Irwin when she leaves port in a few days time.

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You guys are great !!!!
Its the individuals that change the world.
dont suppose you have a torpedo onboard LOL
none of you guys will buy a beer while im in the friggen pub :) in fact i'll have a brandy for yas now :)
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I'm keen to speak to someone from Taz Patrol. My name is David Killick. I am a reporter for the Hobart Mercury. My direct number is 03 6230 0705.