A Whale of a Deception

Clapham, Phil and Ivashchenko, Yulia (2009) A Whale of a Deception. Marine Fisheries Review, 71(1), pp. 44-52.

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In late October of 1966, an imposing ship steamed quietly through the placid waters of the Suez Canal. Clad in drab industrial gray, and flying a Soviet hammer and sickle flag at her masthead, the vessel was accompanied by a large fleet of smaller craft. Any observer able to decipher Cyrillic script could have read, in rusting metallic letters on her bow, the name Sovetskaya Ukraina. The more experienced would perhaps have identified her as a whaling factory ship, traveling with her attendant fleet of catcher boats and scouting vessels on a transit that would take them south into the Red Sea and beyond.

Item Type: Article
Title: A Whale of a Deception
Personal Creator/Author:
Clapham, Phil
Ivashchenko, Yulia
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 71
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 44-52
Date: 2009
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 9694
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 16:42
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 16:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9694

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