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a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea

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En route, they met up again with huge factory ships, operated by various nationalities under British customs control.
SICKENING The bloodied carcasses of several minke whales lined up for processing on the deck of a Japanese factory ship
had its origin in 1932 with the conversion of the American cargo vessel Glen Ridge into a 5,055 gross ton (GT) whaling factory ship which was renamed Aleut (Zenkovich, 1954; Berzin, 2008).
It begins the date of initial start-up, first rental, demonstration or 18 months after factory ship date, whichever comes first.
"The factory ship the Nisshin Maru and the two harpoon vessels in the fleet are equipped with long range acoustical devices," it said in a statement.
Earlier this year, Sea Shepherd members threw bottles containing chemicals and rotten butter at the factory ship of Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean -- actions that were later condemned by the IWC.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-6 July 2007-Aker BioMarine ASA acquires factory ship 'Atlantic Navigator'(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
This used to be a familiar sight in the River Tyne with the Christian Salvesen whale factory ship Southern Harvester, 14,400 gross tons, leaving the Tyne after her annual refit at the Middle Docks in South Shields in 1961.
She was an ex-German whale factory ship, so hence the large clear deck and the flying bridge
When Renko returned in Polar Star (1989), he was even better: a "political unreliable" punished for abetting a defection to the West; a drugged patient in a fun-loving psychiatric "hospital"; a fugitive fleeing from one dreary Siberian job to the next till he ended up on the "slime line" of a huge factory ship whose task it was to process tons of fish hauled up by American trawlers in the Bering Strait; and a detective again when he was suddenly summoned from below-deck with the dead mackerel to investigate the murder of a young woman whose naked body turned up in a fishing net.
The Irish-flagged 144-meter long Atlantic Dawn has already been dubbed 'the factory ship from hell'.
According to the environmental group, Japan's whaling fleet, consisting of the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, three catcher ships and a spotter vessel, left the southern Japanese port of Shimonoseki earlier in the day to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in Antarctica.
"I've seen the Coast Guard detain the entire 80-man crew of a 200-foot factory ship (which harvests and processes fish at sea) in the Bering Sea for six hours while they searched the vessel like Gestapo, looking for safety or fisheries violations," says Joe Easley, head of the Oregon Trawl Commission, a seafood promotion and lobbying group.
One British factory ship (Balaene), along with its quota, was sold to Japan in 1959 (Tonnesen and Johnsen, 1982, p.