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Whale meat ship still at sea

The vessel which is headed to Japan is reportedly carrying 200 tons of whale meat.

FILE: Environmental group Greenpeace has information the vessel transporting endangered Fin Whale meat has not docked at any of the country's harbours. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Greenpeace Africa says it's received information that a vessel transporting endangered Fin Whale meat has not docked at any of the country's harbours.

The environmental group has called on government authorities to refuse port services to the massive shipment.

The vessel which is headed to Japan is reportedly carrying 200 tons of whale meat.

Meanwhile, it's been reported the International Court of Justice last month ruled that Japan's scientific whaling program be declared illegal.

Greenpeace Africa's Michael O'Brien-Onyeka says, "We've been tracking this vessel from the time it left Iceland with its cargo. Our latest information is that it is off the coast of Durban and we understand they are arranging for a supply ship to go out into the sea and supply it."

On Friday Greenpeace said if the South African government refuses to take action against the ship, it will be undermining its own environmental policies.

It called on South African authorities to prevent the massive shipment of whale meat from entering any of the country's harbours.