Whale Wars: Japanese Whalers Collide with Sea Shepherd Ship Ady Gil

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Ady Gil, a whale conservation group’s trimaran was reportedly “attacked” by a Japanese whaler ship, Shonan Maru 2, at sea on Wednesday. The ship was apparently deliberately rammed that “caused catastrophic damage.”

The “unprovoked attack” was videotaped taken from the deck of the Japanese whaling ship. The video showed the collision between the ship and Ady Gil. It also shows that the Shonan Maru 2 was spraying water at the Ady Gil before and during the collision. The nose of the Ady Gil was sheared off after the crash.

Video: Collision in the Whale Wars

Watch also the AP video below:

Adi Gil‘s six crew members were transferred safely to another boat owned by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Bob Barker.

According to Captain Chuck Swift on the Bob Barker, the attack happened while the vessels were dead in the water.

The Shonan Maru No. 2 suddenly started up and deliberately rammed the Ady Gil ripping eight feet of the bow of the vessel completely off. According to Captain Swift, the vessel does not look like it will be saved.

[via SeaShepherd.org]

UPDATE:

Watch the video below by Newsy.com