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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 08:37 AM
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Japanese whaling ship and protest boat collide at sea
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Japanese whaling ship and protest boat collide at sea


Associated Press
Monday February 12, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

An anti-whaling group's boat and a Japanese whale-spotting vessel collided twice in Antarctic waters today during clashes over a pod of whales, conservationists and Japanese officials said.

The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said a one-metre (three-foot) gash was torn in the hull of its ship, the Robert Hunter, by the Japanese ship Kaiko Maru during the clashes in iceberg-strewn waters far south of New Zealand.

Japanese officials accused the group of attacking the whaling ship like pirates.


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