The Yushin Maru.

The Yushin Maru is a harpoon vessel in the ICR's whaling fleet. It is the oldest operating harpoon vessel in the fleet. It has two identical sister ships, the Yushin Maru No. 2 and Yushin Maru No. 3.


The Yushin Maru was built in 2000 and joined the fleet. It's first confrontations with activists occurred when Greenpeace members intervened with the whaling fleet. Since then, the Yushin Maru has had constant confrontations with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.