Ship Carrying Icelandic Whale Meat Arrives in Japan

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Ship Carrying Icelandic Whale Meat Arrives in Japan

By Zoë Robert
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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The cargo ship Alma carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat from Iceland arrived at its final destination, Osaka, Japan, this morning. The ship left Hafnarfjörður port, West Iceland, on March 20.

It is not known how the ship got fuel or supplies along the way but it is thought that it stopped at Port Louis in Mauritius, ruv.is reports. 

The ship had planned to refuel at the port of Durban, South Africa, but skipped the port in light of protests over the ship’s whale meat cargo. Greenpeace asked the South African government not to accept the ship and to put pressure on other African port cities to do the same.

Twenty-one thousand people signed a petition joining Greenpeace in its demands.

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