On Jan 30, the Bob Barker brigade deployed 4 protesters in a snowstorm-to the home of the Japanese Ambassador.
The Protest, held in solidarity with Sea Shepherd, demanded that the Japanese government shut down the whaling corporation known as the institute for Cetacean Research or ICR.
Also on Jan 30, the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin was in port to drop off crew members from the Ady Gil, refuel, and make emergency repairs to the helicopter. They Ady Gil was the Sea Shepherd fast attack craft the whalers rammed and sunk.
Capt Paul Watson said in a video interview that “If I had rammed and sunk a Japanese whaling vessel The Australian Navy would be down there with a warrant for my arrest,” demanding that the government of Australia investigate the ramming of the Ady Gil.