29 December 2005 Report from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat December 30, 2005 2:56 PM
29 December 2005
Report from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat
Farley Mowat crewmember Trevor Gulik (Chief Engineer), Canada
From the Engine room of the M/Y Farley Mowat
The selfless acts of the people defending the rights of an innocent existence may be revered in the future stories of our time, and people will look upon those who fight to promote there own ideals of existence as one great socially-selfish act. These selfish acts will inevitability bring humanity and co-existing life to its knees before the great relentless power of nature and its unlimited energy.
Through the mist, only the radar can see the two ships off in the distance. Uncertain, we head off in their direction with anticipation. I tweak the engines to allow for the ships max speed and at eleven knots the Esperanza appears through the mist. As if in a dream, we pass by the protest ship and then make visual contact with the enemy. We now know we have found the whaling fleet and gear up for what we have all worked so hard to achieve. With a few course changes by both ships in a volatile sea, the whalers try to coward us with aggression but our Captain knows this is just a game of chicken and holds his position with resolve. The Japanese turn away when they see us defends ourselves by deploying a prop fouling line and with their tails between there legs they run like the murdering cowards they are!
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