DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide

News

One More for Whaling Activists
By Wendy Heller, January 12, 2009 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Reuters.com
The Steve Irwin will be permitted to dock at an Australian port. There is insufficient reason to prevent the Steve Irwin from doing that," Gillard told reporters.

The Sea Shepherd Society's flagship "Steve Irwin" is on its way to the Australian port of Hobart, in southern Tasmania state, to resupply and Japan's whaling fleet this week asked Australia's government to refuse docking rights.

Fleet officials accused Sea Shepherd, which has collided with whaling vessels and launched stink bombs over successive seasons, of interfering with a search for a sailor believed to have drowned on Monday after toppling overboard in heavy seas.

Ship owner Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha demanded that member countries of the International Whaling Commission, or IWC, which enforces a worldwide whaling moratorium, take action against Sea Shepherd and refuse all assistance.

Company President Kazuo Yamamura's demand seemed directed at New Zealand and Australia, from where Sea Shepherd has based operations and where its receives strong public backing.

RELATED ARTICLES

LATEST EQUIPMENT

SeaLife SportDiver Ultra Smartphone Housing
Backscatter Hybrid Flash HF-1
AOI UH-GPx
Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
Be the first to add a comment to this article.
You must be logged in to comment.
Sponsor
Newsletter
* indicates required
Travel with us

Featured Photographer




Sponsors