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Space-age powerboat 'sliced in two' by Japan whalers
AFP (hosted on Google) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Amy Coopes

Posted on 01/06/2010 4:39:29 AM PST by myknowledge

SYDNEY — A space-age powerboat sent to harass Japanese whalers was rammed and sliced in two in its very first clash on Wednesday, activists said, dramatically escalating hostilities in icy Antarctic seas.

The futuristic Ady Gil trimaran, which holds the round-the-world record and was enlisted by militant activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for this whaling season, received "catastrophic damage" and was sinking, they said.

All six crew, who earlier hurled stink bombs at the whalers to disrupt their annual hunt, were rescued unharmed by Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker ship. Activists described the attack as unprovoked and said it was captured on film.

"The Shonan Maru No. 2 suddenly started up and deliberately rammed the Ady Gil ripping eight feet (2.4 metres) of the bow of the vessel completely off," a Sea Shepherd statement said.

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KEYWORDS: adygil; ecoterrorists; japanesewhalers; powerboat; seashepherd; shonanmaru; trimaran; whaling
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The Ady Gil is hit and starting to sink. The Japanese sailors should then feel free to massacre the Sea Shepherd ecoterrorist crew so then do not disrupt their whaling. /sarc

The damaged trimaran powerboat.

1 posted on 01/06/2010 4:39:30 AM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

Saw this on the tube this morning. Was that some boat!


2 posted on 01/06/2010 4:41:57 AM PST by stumptalker
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To: myknowledge

Lol...looks like something out of a cheap video game...


3 posted on 01/06/2010 4:42:01 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: myknowledge

Wow, that is one cool looking boat......I mean, it was.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 4:42:38 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: myknowledge

How fast can it be if it was run over by a fishing boat?


5 posted on 01/06/2010 4:46:09 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: myknowledge

ROTFLMAO! I hope it sinks.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 4:49:06 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Hot Tabasco

Reminds us of the Batboat.


7 posted on 01/06/2010 4:49:34 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Those Japanese whalers take their whaling seriously - to the point of insanity.

For the record, I think whaling should have stayed in the 19th Century.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 4:49:56 AM PST by khnyny (Our government is becoming "The Committee of Public Safety")
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To: HospiceNurse
"How fast can it be if it was run over by a fishing boat?"

That's good!

9 posted on 01/06/2010 4:49:56 AM PST by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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To: HospiceNurse

The Ady Gil’s hull is made of Kevlar and carbon fiber. The Shonan Maru did not need to go fast to ram it.


10 posted on 01/06/2010 4:50:41 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Dallas59
“Voyage to the bottom of the sea”. Too bad it didn't take any eco terrorists with it.
11 posted on 01/06/2010 4:50:47 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: HospiceNurse

I guess the whaling boat have to be fast if they want to catch whales.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 4:51:02 AM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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To: myknowledge

Terrorists going Hi Tech.


13 posted on 01/06/2010 4:53:07 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: myknowledge

Skull and cross bones= pirate ship


14 posted on 01/06/2010 4:53:33 AM PST by justrepublican (Al gore, reading the entrails of an animal sacrifice.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Tell Elaine Benes I still love her!


15 posted on 01/06/2010 4:53:44 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: myknowledge
What are you, if you drive your SUV by homeless, hungry, suffering humans....so you can sail a multi-million dollar boat....to interfere with working guys....to stop a whale from being killed?
16 posted on 01/06/2010 4:54:30 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: myknowledge

I guess the old adage is still tru: Never bring a kife to a gun fight...

...even a really cool, sleek, futuristic-looking, carbon-fiber handled knife.


17 posted on 01/06/2010 4:54:37 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Hot Tabasco

From, space age to stone age - just add Japanese.

F*** you, dolphin & whale!! (southpark reference)


18 posted on 01/06/2010 4:55:33 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: myknowledge
Dear Eco-Terrorists,

Don't crash your cool little toys into the big boys' serious equipment. They're trying to work and be productive.

Oh, by they way: FAIL.

Thank you very much.


19 posted on 01/06/2010 4:55:36 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: khnyny

“Those Japanese whalers take their whaling seriously - to the point of insanity.”

What about the insanity of Greenpeace whackos that illegally board, disable and attack ships that are legally operating. The greens are little better than pirates and should be arrested and their ship impounded.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:11 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: WayneS

...true...

...knife...

Sheesh!


21 posted on 01/06/2010 4:56:11 AM PST by WayneS (Those Fumble Fingers Strike Again!!!)
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To: myknowledge

22 posted on 01/06/2010 4:57:38 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: myknowledge

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up..........!


23 posted on 01/06/2010 4:58:37 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: All

The faster ship should be at fault. They’re the one that faster and more manuverable.

Remember the incident in which a chinese fighter jet ram into an US Reconnaissance Plane?


24 posted on 01/06/2010 4:59:27 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: myknowledge

Oh well. As the old adage goes: Kakkate koi! (Bring it on!) or 来るなら来い, 此の野郎!

25 posted on 01/06/2010 5:00:18 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: USAF70
"How fast can it be if it was run over by a fishing boat?"

How can a run down a

26 posted on 01/06/2010 5:01:25 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: reagan_fanatic

This reminds me of an incident betwen Lisa and Bart Simpson. Bart is going to swing his arms around and if it hits anything, its Lisa’s fault. Lisa is going to kick her feet in the air and if it hits anything its Bart’s fault


27 posted on 01/06/2010 5:01:41 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: myknowledge

Only a complete idiot in a small boat could ever get hit by a whaling ship.

That’s gonna put their operations budget back a tad. LOL!


28 posted on 01/06/2010 5:02:29 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: myknowledge
JAPANESE TV TONIGHT (LINK)

Link good for a few more hours. Hit the white triangle.

They gave the eco freeks a good blast of the fire hose for good measure after the butt kicking. Lol. Must see TV.

29 posted on 01/06/2010 5:04:31 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: khnyny
Even worse, what if the Sea Shepherd or the Japanese whalers arm themselves with supersonic anti-ship missiles like the SS-N-27 Sizzler (pictured below)? Sea warfare, for the cause of the whales, would be taken to a new level.


30 posted on 01/06/2010 5:05:35 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: khnyny
Those Japanese whalers take their whaling seriously - to the point of insanity.

I have watched the green"war" (I won't call them peaceful- they are not) show and I think the Japanese have shown remarkable restraint. The greenwar harassers ought to be ashamed of themselves: they waste how many millions, endanger the lives of the Japanese whalers and themselves, and I doubt they even save a whale. They are attention whores who are too cowardly to do something actually useful.

31 posted on 01/06/2010 5:06:04 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: myknowledge

Was the captain of the Ady a Kennedy?


32 posted on 01/06/2010 5:07:58 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: myknowledge
I wonder if they were/are part of that reality show that tracks the greens trying to disrupt whaling? I saw one of those shows and decided that they deserve whatever happens to them.

Everything seemed to revolve around putting themselves or their ships in danger to force the whaling crew to change their actions and it ended up being a game of chicken.

Some of it was actually hilarious. They would turn into the path of the whaler and then proclaim "Look out, they're going to ram us!!!", but not without first making sure they had their camera crews filming the 'ramming' by the whaler.

While they have more exposure through the series, I'm not sure that the video documentation of their tactics helps them out on the PR front.

33 posted on 01/06/2010 5:08:00 AM PST by bobwoodard
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To: myknowledge

sucks to be greenpeace.


34 posted on 01/06/2010 5:09:35 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: myknowledge

You cannot see the real small letters on the side of that Japanese ship, but it says "...being conducted on the finer points of sending stink-bomb hurling ecoterrorist freaks into the deep, deep drink of Davy Jones' Locker."

35 posted on 01/06/2010 5:11:12 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: myknowledge

Video here:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/06/18634456.php

The whale killers ship veered on purpose to hit the smaller boat. I call it attempted human murder by known whale murderers. Just falling into the ice cold water can be a death sentence.

There is no need to hunt whales today. The phony research loophole should be closed.


36 posted on 01/06/2010 5:11:17 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: khnyny
Those Japanese whalers take their whaling seriously - to the point of insanity.

I'm sure this will be on the TV show Whale Wars....which I admit to watching from time to time to see if the whalers give the Sea Shephard a well deserved beat-down.

Being out on the ocean is no time for recklessness, and the Sea Shephard aren't any better then oceanic thugs.

37 posted on 01/06/2010 5:11:37 AM PST by voicereason (I Don't Need SEX...I Get Screwed By Democrats Everyday!!!)
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To: myknowledge

Awesome. This just made my day.


38 posted on 01/06/2010 5:12:02 AM PST by AStack75
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To: myknowledge
"The Shonan Maru No. 2 suddenly started up and deliberately rammed the Ady Gil...."

A boat capable of making 50 kts couldn't get out of the way of a whaling vessel with a top speed of ~20kts.

Yeah, right.

39 posted on 01/06/2010 5:12:58 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: myknowledge

I just watched the youtube video. I think its the Green’s who’s crying crocodile tears here. Whats their mission by being there? You think its to tail thw Whaling boats from a distance? No, their mission is there to disrupt and from the youtube video it looks like their steer towards the Whaling boat and crashed into it head first. It wasn’t split in half. It was just the nose that was badly damaged


40 posted on 01/06/2010 5:13:02 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: myknowledge

good


41 posted on 01/06/2010 5:13:14 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: myknowledge

The Ecoterrorists are lying, they ran in front of the ship and bot hit. The whale populations are growing dramatically thanks to good Japanese management. How much oil they wasting?

Pray for America’s Freedom


42 posted on 01/06/2010 5:13:24 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

From that video it appears that the pirate boat was underway and ran into the forward starboard quarter of the whaler.


43 posted on 01/06/2010 5:13:46 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: bobwoodard

Yes, these boats are part of the fleet on the TV show Whale Wars.


44 posted on 01/06/2010 5:14:23 AM PST by AStack75
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To: Roccus; AmericanInTokyo

The other video gives a different perspective, though.


45 posted on 01/06/2010 5:17:16 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: myknowledge

I watched the video this morning and it was obvious they wanted this to happen and did it on purpose. The video was taken from the Japanese ship, it was clear they put the bow of their boat directly in front of the whaling ship.

Their first claim was their engine died and the Japanese ship ran them down, but the instant the boat was hit they threw it in reverse and backed up. I hate to say it but I could care less if the crew pulled through or not.


46 posted on 01/06/2010 5:17:21 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: myknowledge
A space-age powerboat sent to harass Japanese whalers was rammed

Activists described the attack as unprovoked and said it was captured on film.

Lesson One in Cognitive Dissonance: This is the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two completely opposing thoughts in the mind at the same time.

47 posted on 01/06/2010 5:19:03 AM PST by Lazamataz (America has been dead for a while; It's interesting to watch the cadaver cool.)
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To: myknowledge

Video from the Shonan Maru No. 2
http://www.icrwhale.org/eng/100106SS2.wmv


48 posted on 01/06/2010 5:20:15 AM PST by AStack75
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To: faucetman
Your premise is wrong. The Japanese are operating on the high seas legally. If you don't want whales killed get the law changed. After the law is changed them the Japanese are illegal. Interfering with legal commerce on the high seas in PIRACY. The Seas Shepherds are pirates and from what I see on their show the “Captain” is a drunken sod who enjoys the company of admiring young women in servitude aboard his rust bucket.
49 posted on 01/06/2010 5:21:13 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Roccus

I looked at the other video. It does favor the Greens a bit, but not by much. The Whaling boat was chopping thru the waters while the speed boat was drifting in front of it and got rammed. You can’t expect a Whaling boat of that size to manuvuer away while the the waves were pushing them around. The speed boat should not have parked themselves in front


50 posted on 01/06/2010 5:27:52 AM PST by 4rcane
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