LONDON -- A cruise line has apologized to over 1,000 of its passengers after one of its ships arrived at port in the middle of a whale hunt where dozens of the marine mammals were being slaughtered.
“We were incredibly disappointed that this hunt occurred at the time that our ship was in port.
The government of the Faroe Islands, however, has been clear on their stance of the whale hunting for several years.
“The Faroese have eaten pilot whale meat and blubber since they first settled the islands over a millenia ago.
A humpback whale swims and feeds off of Jeffreys Ledge in the Gulf of Maine, near Gloucester, Massachusetts, on May 8, 2023.
“Approximately 100,000 swim close to the Faroe Islands, and the Faroese hunt on average 800 pilot whales annually.”.
In 2023 alone, the Faroe Islands has registered 646 whale killings to date, including the 78 on Sunday when the Ambition arrived. »