and greenpeace, being near (obviously), has offered to tow it away lest the crippled ship starts leaking oil into the waters of antarctica, becoming a 'floating factory full of oil and chemicals in the pristine waters of the Antarctic ecosystem.'
"Some people may suggest that you will lose face by accepting the offer of Greenpeace..
it becomes unbearable when politics and pride are still blatantly, stubbornly held up against what is the sanest, most right thing to do. ..hopefully, this issue about whales does not extend to become a blame-game about the ocean environment.
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