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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:57 PM

Sea Shepherd says Japanese whalers rammed two of its ships

Sea Shepherd says Japanese whalers rammed two of its ships


SYDNEY —

Environmental campaigners from the militant Sea Shepherd group said Wednesday a Japanese whaling ship had rammed two of its vessels in their worst confrontation in the Southern Ocean in three years.

Sea Shepherd said the Japanese factory boat the Nisshin Maru had deliberately collided with boats crewed by anti-whaling campaigners, the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker—allegations denied by Japan.

“There has been the most outrageous attack on the Sea Shepherd Australia ships today; multiple rammings of those ships by the giant factory whaling ship from Japan,” said co-campaign leader Bob Brown.

“Water cannon laid on the ships and concussion grenades lobbed on the ships from the Japanese government escort vessel. Japan through its loud hailers ordered Australian ships out of Australian territorial waters while they wanted to proceed with their illegal refuelling of the Nisshin Maru… to allow them to continue their illegal whaling in this international and Australian whale sanctuary.”

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/sea-shepherd-says-japanese-whalers-rammed-two-of-its-ships

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
hack89 Feb 2013 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #4
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #2
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:02 PM

1. This should be good for TV ratings. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:09 PM

4. That tends to be what Watson is about these days

Has SSCS ever had a comprehensive audit?

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. My take on all this...phuck Japan, even if they didn't ram the ships...nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:53 PM

3. Glad I donated to Sea Shephard

And Whale Wars will be interesting to watch this season. Hope they get great footage of the ship ramming.

And hope the Japanese whalers go bankrupt this year.

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