Less than an hour ago The Bob Barker -- a private ship operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -- chased a fleet of Japanese whaling boats off the Adelie Coast.
It was the maiden voyage of the rehabbed ship -- retrofitted thanks to a $5 mil donation from Mr. Price Is Right himself.
We're told the B.B. thwarted the whalers' grand plan and they left sans any Shamus.
The Bob Barker is still on the tail of the whaling fleet.