It's either a brilliantly clever new title or a hugely offensive one. Either way, the anti-whaling San Juan Island-based conservation group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has a new ship that it plans to unleash in its fight against Japanese whalers and it's called "Gojira" or "Godzilla" to anyone who's not a fanboy or from Japan.
The new ship comes as a replacement to the crew's old ship, the Ady Gill, which had its front end smashed off when it collided with a whaling boat in the Antarctic Sea.
Here's that collision.
The 115-foot Godzilla is a trimaran style vessel that looks a lot like the Ady Gill with its sleek curves and fast engine.
It was launched on Monday in Fremantle, Australia amid much fanfare and with a different paint job than early photos showed it.
Inexplicably, the ship seems again to offer no outward protection from the high pressured water hoses that seem to greet the Sea Shepherd crews wherever they go.