13/01/2012 Australian Protesters Safely Transferred to ACV (Australian Coast Guard Vessel) the Oceanic Viking

Oceanic VikingThe Japanese Government confirmed that it would transfer the men to Australian authorities.

The transfer of the Australians was conducted using the tenders from the ACV Oceanic Viking approaching the Shonan Maru No. 2. The transfer process took place with full cooperation from all parties.

“The Australian Government continues to condemn Japan's decision to continue its so-called ‘scientific’ whaling in the Southern Ocean this summer and reiterates its request for whaling vessels to stay out of Australia’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zone".