Sunday, July 19, 2009

How Sinking Cruise Ships Save Whales

After a series of disastrous cruise ship sinkings and recent vessel groundings the United Nations Antarctic Treaty System is poised to set new limits on vessels operating in Antarctica.

The news rules will ban heavy oil and require vessel hull strength to be doubled.

In a strange twist of fate two of Japans whaling fleet vessels will no longer meet these new requirements and will presumably be banned from Antarctic waters, shutting down whaling for the first time in 20 years.

Presumably, as Japan also has political strength within the U.N.

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