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PM should replace 'rammed' Ady Gil - Greens
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Source: Herald Sun

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd should cough up the $1.5 million needed to replace the anti-whaling ship Ady Gil, which was "rammed" by Japanese whalers, the Australian Greens said.
Leader Bob Brown also wants the Federal Government to send an Australian navy ship to the Southern Ocean to police the conflict zone.

Sea Shepard's futuristic light-weight vessel the Ady Gil had its bow sheared off in a collision with the Japanese whaler's ship Shonan Maru 2 yesterday.

"Kevin Rudd should be replacing that ship," Senator Brown told Fairfax Radio Network.

"(And) I think a naval ship should be down there. A whale observation ship, a naval ship, would have stopped that behaviour.

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  -PM should replace 'rammed' Ady Gil - Greens FBaggins  Jan-06-10 07:22 PM   #0 
  - It's really a matter for insurance companies to work out  slackmaster   Jan-06-10 07:28 PM   #1 
  - I doubt there's insurance involved  FBaggins   Jan-06-10 07:33 PM   #2 
  - Except that's not what happened. n/t  flvegan   Jan-06-10 10:22 PM   #11 
  - Why wouldn't the US sue the Japanese? The Andy Gil was attacked and rammed.  thunder rising   Jan-06-10 07:33 PM   #3 
  - It wasn't attacked, it was deliberately placed in front of a larger vessel that could not avoid  slackmaster   Jan-06-10 07:38 PM   #4 
  - They can't possibly make a case for that  FBaggins   Jan-06-10 07:38 PM   #5 
  - in addition to that  Bodhi BloodWave   Jan-06-10 07:50 PM   #6 
  - I doubt Maritime law will help the smaller vessel.  TexasObserver   Jan-06-10 07:59 PM   #7 
  - The US? There are no US flagged vessels in the fracas down there  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-06-10 08:45 PM   #8 
  - "I think a naval ship should be down there."  Ignis   Jan-06-10 09:19 PM   #9 
  - Idiocy like this is why the Greens have such a hard time being taken seriously  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-06-10 10:21 PM   #10 
  - I'll pick one thing to disagree on again.  FBaggins   Jan-06-10 11:05 PM   #12 
     - No carbon fiber hull in the world is a match for a growler ice field  ProgressiveProfessor   Jan-06-10 11:18 PM   #13 
  - What the Ady Gil did was a form of cultural terrorism against Japanese culture, history, and people.  apocalypsehow   Jan-06-10 11:25 PM   #14 
  - One wonders how a large slow ships "rams" a MUCH MUCH faster & more maneuverable boat.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Jan-07-10 12:12 AM   #15 

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