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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:STEVE IRWINAdded:Jun 19, 2013
Captured:December 22, 2010IMO:7340370Hits:3,139
Location:Bluff, New Zealand
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
departing Bluff NZ to harass Japanese whaling fleet in Ross Sea.

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Foveaux Strait in a mood, sunshine, rain,wind, the heavy swell was between 2 and 5 metres.
Vessel Identification
Name:Steve Irwin
Former name(s):
- Robert Hunter (Until 2007 Dec)
- Westra (Until 2006 Nov)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Fishery Patrol Vessel
Gross tonnage:1,017 tons
Summer DWT:517 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Rotterdam
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:1975
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (12)

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Captain Ted on Jun 19, 2013 20:33 (5 years ago)
I do the navigation story,(don,t want to be in the news later on !!) you will be tied to the foremast and make pictures as long as you like :-)
Chris Howell on Jun 19, 2013 19:35 (5 years ago)
Would love to !

But photos first or navigation ?
Captain Ted on Jun 19, 2013 19:32 (5 years ago)
come to me a while on the ship and I show you the semanship steps for deck boys, might help you next time with not getting wet and preserve cameras as well !!! :-)) But then,,would it still be fun ? !!! LMAO
But,,yep nice and good serial
Chris Howell on Jun 19, 2013 18:55 (5 years ago)
Thanks, staying away from politics, the worst conditions I have ever taken photos in, three trips that day, managed to slip over, get wet and damage both camera's, but all's fair in love and ship photography !
SteKrueBe on Jun 19, 2013 18:32 (5 years ago)
Nice ship, nice shots and for the rest i'm basically with Ted.
arrynorm on Jun 19, 2013 18:02 (5 years ago)
Good sequence, but this is the highlight.
David Meare on Jun 19, 2013 17:10 (5 years ago)
I moderated my original comment and settled for 'great picture'. The general gist of my discarded draft comments was slightly to the right of Captain Ted. I'm not a tree hugger either but given the underhanded justification of whaling I'd prefer to see the harrassment meted out by a revived type VIIC Atlantic boat. I'm sure some country somewhere could pass equally flakely legislation to justify that too.
Captain Ted on Jun 19, 2013 16:26 (5 years ago)
@ kelvin
I am not a nutter and tree hugger etc etc, but when a government , never mind which one, declares something legal what nobody else needs in that form, then may be it is not so "legal" anymore.
What happens then there at sea,, ok,,that,s a matter where one can widely disagree and not,, but declaring something legal by means of scientific research is a real looooong straw to justify it. then they can as well say,,screw it we do it anyhow and be staight about it.

and yes,,it,s a great shot
Kelvin Davies on Jun 19, 2013 15:37 (5 years ago)
I think a more "awesome shot" would be one of her sinking.
If these nutters think it is OK to pretend to be pirates and then "harass" other shipping, they need to be removed from the sea.
I don't particularly care for the whaling business but the Japanese whalers are doing nothing illegal and deserve better than having grand-standing poseurs putting them in harm's way miles from land.
Manuel Mohedano Torres on Jun 19, 2013 13:28 (5 years ago)
Awesome photo Chris... good work!
Marc Piché on Jun 19, 2013 13:21 (5 years ago)
Super shot Chris taken in most adverse sea states.

David Meare on Jun 19, 2013 11:30 (5 years ago)
Great picture Chris.
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