Friday, January 08, 2010

Green's boat gets clobbered by Japanese whaler

The greens were trying to disable the whaling boat by entangling ropes in the propeller. They got too close and the whaler rammed them.

The Ady Gil came “within collision distance” of the Nisshin Maru’s bow and repeatedly dangled a rope in the water in an attempt to entangle the ship’s rudder and propeller, and lobbed small projectiles designed to release a foul smell.

The whalers responded by firing high-powered hoses to keep the Sea Shepherd vessels away.