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Nisshin Maru

The 8,030-ton vessel MV Nisshin Maru (日新丸?) is the primary vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet. It is a converted stern trawler and is the world's only whale factory ship. It is also the largest member, and flagship of the seven-member whaling fleet, headed by research leader Shigetoshi Nishiwaki, and is based in Japan in Shimonoseki harbor. The ship is owned by Tokyo-based company Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd and is contracted by the Institute of Cetacean Research.

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... After the loss of the MY Ady Gil in a collision with the Shonan Maru No.2, the Steve Irwin met up with the MY Bob Barker, with which it exchanged fuel, supplies, and crew ... the Bob Barker had located the factory ship, Nisshin Maru, and was tailing the ship. 8, the Steve Irwin joined the Bob Barker in pursuit of the Nisshin Maru ...
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... After the opening credits, a field emblem mould is assembled on the deck of the Nisshin Maru and filled with molten petroleum jelly from one of the vehicles in the celebratory ... small motorised vessels and carried towards the Nisshin Maru ... Whilst they keenly examine it, the Nisshin Maru leaves dock in a festive cloud of coloured ribbons and excited, screaming children ...