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#1 .Kompressor

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:10

Expensive crash....all that carbon fibre....Crunncchhh!! :punch: :pirate: :s



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This handout photo received and taken on January 6, 2010 from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society shows the Sea Shepherd's ship Ady Gil (bottom), a wave-piercing boat formerly known as "Earthrace", after it was rammed by Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru No. 2 (background) in Antarctic waters. The space-age powerboat sent to harass Japanese whalers was rammed and sliced in two in its very first clash, activists said, dramatically escalating hostilities in icy Antarctic seas. All six crew on the Ady Gil trimaran, which holds the round-the-world record, were rescued unharmed, the Sea Shepherd animal rights group said in a statement. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / HO / MANDATORY CREDIT: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society / JoAnne McArthur (Photo credit should read JoAnne McArthur/AFP/Getty Images)


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Boat damaged in anti-whaling clash
Conservation group says Japanese ship rammed them

updated 5:55 p.m. ET Jan. 6, 2010

SYDNEY - A conservation group's boat had its bow sheared off and was taking on water Wednesday after it collided with a Japanese whaling ship in the frigid waters of Antarctica, the group said.

The boat's six crew members were safely transferred to another of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's vessels, the newly commissioned Bob Barker. The boat is named for the American game show host who donated $5 million to buy it.

The clash was the most serious in the past several years, during which the Sea Shepherd has sent vessels into far-southern waters to try to harass the Japanese fleet into ceasing its annual whale hunt.



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#2 Jack E

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:15

Saw this earlier on the BBC, it has a video. http://news.bbc.co.u...fic/8442808.stm

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:26

It is not the first time this happens to a boat from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
A few years back in Canada, one of their boat rammed/got rammed a boat from the canadian coast guard.


Is this their way to get attention in the media? Makes me wonder.

#4 Phantom Helix

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:40

Saw this earlier on the BBC, it has a video. http://news.bbc.co.u...fic/8442808.stm


wheres the video?

and is this THE earthrace? the same boat with the world record but in black paint?

isn't thing a one-of-a-kind?

EDIT:
found the video

From the Steve Irwin http://www.seashephe...ilda/video.html

From the Shonun Maru no 2 http://www.icrwhale....g/100106SS2.wmv

Research or not these whalers need to stop, these tactics are sickening

Edited by Phantom Helix, 07 January 2010 - 01:07.


#5 HAckEur

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:54

I wonder if a pod of whales decided to ram simultaneously a Japanese whale boat, would the boat capsize?

#6 Azusa

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 00:55

I wonder if a pod of whales decided to ram simultaneously a Japanese whale boat, would the boat capsize?


nope never.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:27

Fantastic news (Y) i only wish...

Edited by bob21, 07 January 2010 - 01:32.


#8 Lechio

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:28



Let's hope they pay for the entire value of the boat. Stupid whale-eating apes.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:31

Yeah because they were just out minding their own buisness, Hope their insurence covers acts of terrorisim :p :p

Edited by bob21, 07 January 2010 - 01:37.


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:37

why our navy isnt down there firing shells into those japanese whaling boats in OUR waters is beyond me

hey japan, youve killed enough blo00dy whales over the years, surely by now you kow exactly what their insides look like?

i mean you are doing "scientific research" arent you........hmmm no

i say sink the japanese ships, we're well within our rights in our territorial waters

for those outside Australia, also this week we learned the sneaky japanese whalers were now hiring aircraft in australia and using australia as a base to overfly the protest ships.

how many countries in the world would let illegal whalers who were illegally in their waters run a spy op from their mainland as well.

its time we sent them a message they understand...sink their bl00dy ships, you cant say we havent tried being diplomatic, and theres a point where doing nothing looks a whole lot like bending over for the b@stards

#11 Growled

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:44

They sure don't make wave-piercing boats like they use to.

#12 MasterC

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:47

I understand them wanting to save the whales and all, but I'm not sure how they're doing it is a good idea. They were trying to get a rope caught in the propellers of the Japanese ship - once you start trying to destroy property, I draw the line. Also, throwing bottles of acid (harmless or not) onto another ship in order to harm the crew isn't okay either in my opinion.

#13 Xilo

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:15

The crew deserved it honestly.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:28

wow thats news

#15 Phantom Helix

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:17

The Ady Gil Sank :(

http://www.seashephe...s-100107-1.html