Expensive crash....all that carbon fibre....Crunncchhh!!
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) Video:http://www.msnbc.msn...=43001#34725292Boat 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.Arcticle and Picshttp://www.msnbc.msn...ment/?gt1=43001