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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-06-09 07:10 AM
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65. Information on which boat is which
> I am not sure which boat is which in the photo

From the caption in the OP:
>> Sea Shepherd's ship the Steve Irwin collides with the stern
>> of Japanese harpoon whaling ship, the Yushin Maru No. 2 while
>> factory ship the Nisshin Maru (background) processes a newly
>> caught minke whale.

i.e., the furthest boat is the Nisshin Maru, the middle boat is
the Yushin Maru #2 and the foreground boat is the Steve Irwin.

> If you look at the water in the photo, you will see that both boats
> were going in the same direction.

If you look at the water in the photo, you will see that both the
Steve Irwin (foreground) and the Nisshin Maru (background) are going
in the same direction but the Yushin Maru #2 (middle) is cutting across
from right to left at a significant angle (and at speed).

When a car does that manoeuvre on the highway, it is said to be
cutting up the vehicle behind - deliberately forcing the latter to
brake or take evasive action rather than hold its previous course.

When a boat does that at sea (and at that speed), it is being far
more stupid than the above driver as there are fewer options for the
following vehicle to take in order to avoid a collision.

The Yushin Maru #2 *was* playing chicken and the Steve Irwin did well
to avoid a far worse outcome than a slightly bent rear rail.
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