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Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:34pm
 
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/16191290/sea-shepherd-rammed-by-japan...

Anti-whaling activists claim two of their vessels have been "rammed" by a Japanese boat in the Southern Ocean.

The Sea Shepherd group alleges the Japanese factory boat Nisshin Maru deliberately collided with their ships, the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, and ordered them to leave the area.

They also claim Japanese coastguards are throwing "concussion grenades" towards the fleet.

"The Nisshin Maru has rammed the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker but both vessels continue to hold their positions," Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson said in a statement on Facebook.

"The Bob Barker is taking on water in their engine room."

Sea Shepherd spokesman Jeff Hansen told the ABC the Steve Irwin had been struck on the stern and the right hull.

"We're now under attack with concussion grenades being thrown by armed Japanese coastguard in Australian waters at our crew," he said.

"We're very concerned for the safety of our crew at the moment."

No injuries have been reported.

The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research has been contacted for comment.
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Reply #1 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:35pm
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 4:20pm
 
Japanese whaling ship 'rams' Sea Shepherd protesters

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    February 20, 2013


Paul Watson says  a Japanese whaling ship has rammed its two protest ships. Source: PerthNow

ANTI-whaling group Sea Shepherd says a Japanese whaling ship has rammed its two protest ships, and one, the Bob Barker is taking on water.     Angry

Captain Paul Watson, in a posting on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon, claimed the Nisshin Maru had rammed both the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker "but both vessels continue to hold their positions. The Bob Barker is taking on water in their engine room".

They were in the Southern Ocean, north of the Australian Casey Research Station.

Speaking from aboard the Steve Irwin, Watson told 3 News the Bob Barker, with 38 crew aboard, was hit a number of times as they tried to stop the Nisshin Maru from refuelling, which he says is illegal in the Southern Ocean.

''(It) has lost power, toppled the main mast, smashed up the deck,'' he said.

A mayday has been issued but the crew had managed to stop water from coming in, he said.


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is responsible for responding to maydays in that part of the ocean. The authority is in the process of responding.

Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said the federal government should send the navy to Antarctic waters to restore international law.     Wink

''This is a gross breach of international law by the Japanese,'' Dr Brown, who is a director of Sea Shepherd Australia, told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday.

''I'm calling the Australian government to dispatch naval vessels now - not just to film the slaughter of the whales by the Antarctic fleet but to restore international law.

''Tokyo is not in control of ... Australian waters.''

Capt Watson said the Japanese ship had also struck the Korean-owned fuel tanker, the Sun Laurel.

The Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research could not be reached for immediate comment, but last week it said the Bob Barker had tried to sabotage Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru and Yushin Maru No.2 as they tried to transfer a whale between the two ships.

The confrontation comes the same month the US Supreme Court upheld an injunction ordering Sea Shepherd to keep away from Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean.

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Maqqa wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:34pm:
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Reply #5 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 6:46pm
 
LOL, they spend the entire season trying to get their boat in the way of the whalers, then blame the whalers when there is a collision. I told you they would come home  crying like little bitches when this happens.
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Reply #6 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 8:32pm
 
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The confrontation comes the same month the US Supreme Court upheld an injunction ordering Sea Shepherd to keep away from Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean.


Why would the US supreme court think it has control over Australian Arctic waters?
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Reply #7 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 8:42pm
 
freediver wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 6:46pm:
LOL, they spend the entire season trying to get their boat in the way of the whalers, then blame the whalers when there is a collision.
I told you they would come home  crying like little bitches when this happens.


FD,
surely you've got to have some sympathy for Paul Watson & his team?

After all the Jap ships were illegally loading fuel oil at a latitude greater than 60 degrees.
They are actually at 65 degrees.
This illegal act was stopped by the Sea Shepherd in Australian waters.
Surely our own military patrol boats should have intervened & been doing their job?
Now the Sea Shepherd has been illegally rammed & weapons used illegally against it.

FD - don't you obey fishing regulations?
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Reply #8 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 8:49pm
 
freediver wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 6:46pm:
LOL, they spend the entire season trying to get their boat in the way of the whalers, then blame the whalers when there is a collision. I told you they would come home  crying like little bitches when this happens.


the real cry babies are the australian government who refuse to do what they are supposed to do because they might upset those poor little japs Sad
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Reply #9 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:01pm
 
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the real cry babies are the australian government who refuse to do what they are supposed to do because they might upset those poor little jap


Both the major parties are gutless when it comes to standing up for what is right. We're just a laughing stock to the rest of the world and only here to be trampled on by parasites and thieves and that includes the Japanese.

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Why would the US supreme court think it has control over Australian Arctic waters?


Apparently the US has jurisdiction over the whole of the planet and its seas and its divided up with a specific Court judge appointed to each section to rule as he sees fit.

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Sea Shepherd has argued that the US court has no jurisdiction over activities halfway across the world.

Sea Shepherd said it planned to reapply to another of the Supreme Court's nine justices.

"We are hopeful for a favourable decision," said Charles Moure, a Seattle-based lawyer who is lead US counsel for the group.

Generally, one Supreme Court justice considers all emergency applications from each US region.

Kennedy - considered a decisive swing vote on the bench - is in charge of the Ninth Circuit, which includes the Pacific Northwest.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/us-supreme-court-rejects-sea-shepherd-bid/story-fn3dxix6-1226578358826
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Reply #10 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:28pm
 
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After all the Jap ships were illegally loading fuel oil at a latitude greater than 60 degrees.


Never heard of that one before. If it is anything like their claim that Australia owns the southern ocean and whaling there breaks international law then it is a croc of poo. I suppose it is a good sign that they have given up on that old line.

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This illegal act was stopped by the Sea Shepherd in Australian waters.


If you see someone talking own their mobile while driving does it give you the right to run them off the road?

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Surely our own military patrol boats should have intervened & been doing their job?


Doing their job would be to arrest Paul Watson.
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Reply #11 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:35pm
 
freediver wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:28pm:
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After all the Jap ships were illegally loading fuel oil at a latitude greater than 60 degrees.


Never heard of that one before. If it is anything like their claim that Australia owns the southern ocean and whaling there breaks international law then it is a croc of poo. I suppose it is a good sign that they have given up on that old line.
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I hadn't heard about it either till Paul Watson said it on the news this afternoon.



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This illegal act was stopped by the Sea Shepherd in Australian waters.


If you see someone talking own their mobile while driving does it give you the right to run them off the road?


No - but the police should intervene & not have to let civilians uphold the law.


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Surely our own military patrol boats should have intervened & been doing their job?


Doing their job would be to arrest Paul Watson


Our navy should enforce our laws.


Question:
do you throw your undersize catch back?

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Reply #12 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:40pm
 
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No - but the police should intervene & not have to let civilians uphold the law.


Where should they intervene first - the guy talking on his mobile, or the hippy trying to run people off the road?

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Our navy should enforce our laws.


Not in international waters they shouldn't.
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Reply #13 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:47pm
 
freediver wrote on Feb 20th, 2013 at 9:40pm:
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No - but the police should intervene & not have to let civilians uphold the law.


Where should they intervene first - the guy talking on his mobile, or the hippy trying to run people off the road?



FD - that's a contrived false analogy.
Talking on a mobile is different to killing whales & loading
fuel oil in an Antarctic wilderness.

Paul Watson is not a hippy - he's the captain of a vessel that is trying to do the
right thing for our planet & uphold international law.




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Not in international waters they shouldn't. 
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I thought it was Australian Antarctic territory as well as a protected wilderness?
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Reply #14 - Feb 20th, 2013 at 10:03pm
 
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Talking on a mobile is different to killing whales & loading


You are right. Talking on your mobile is actually illegal. Hunting whales is not. But the point is still valid. Whatever bullshit excuse sea shepherd has is not a good reason for trying to sink boats in the southern ocean.

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Paul Watson is not a hippy - he's the captain of a vessel that is trying to do the
right thing for our planet & uphold international law.


You are confused Bobby. Sea Shepherd are the only ones breaking the law.

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I thought it was Australian Antarctic territory as well as a protected wilderness?


That's what you get for listening to idiots like Paul Watson. Under Australian law it is, but international waters are not governed by Australian law. It's an empty claim, like if Japan started making rules for the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
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