Update! via @CaptPaulWatson : The @MVSamSimon departs from Williamstown, Victoria on Tuesday, August 28th for Circular Quay in Sydney, New South Wales. Ready to go! SAM SIMON READY FOR DEPARTURE TO SYDNEY Three months until Operation Relentless and the return to the Southern Ocean to stop the illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary by the Japanese whaling fleet. No matter how hard they try to stop Sea Shepherd, no matter how many lawyers they throw at Sea Shepherd, no matter how many threats they make, no matter how many political favours they pull, they have failed to stop Sea Shepherd interventions for over a decade and every year the number of whales saved increases and every year the amount of money lost by the Japanese whalers increases.