Last we heard from Earthrace, the super sleek 24m power boat that runs on its captain’s fat, it was circumnavigating the globe. Today, the ship has a new Batman paint job and a new mission: Hunting whalers.
Specifically Japanese whalers. The same Japanese whalers made famous by the camera-happy efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. You know, the group whose anti-whaling, conservationist exploits on the high seas can be seen on a reality TV show near you, right now?
The boat leaves Perth on December 7 on a three-month journey alongside the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Steve Irwin to protest Japan’s industrial whaling program. Good luck, and be careful. Stealth or not, last I checked matte black wasn’t harpoon-proof. [LIFE via Boing Boing]