Skip to comments.Japanese whalers to face new enemy in 'Godzilla'
Posted on 11/30/2010 11:53:59 PM PST by RGT
A controversial animal-rights group preparing to embark on its annual harassment campaign against Japanese whalers has stepped up its effort this season by enlisting the aid of ... Godzilla.
The swift and ominous-looking interceptor vessel has the moniker Gojira, named after the ferocious monster in the legendary Japanese film, which in English means Godzilla.
The 115-foot boat was launched by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Monday in Fremantle, Australia, and has joined the larger vessels, Steve Irwin and Bob Barker, in Hobart. At midweek all three will begin their journey to Antarctic waters, where their crews will await the arrival of the Japanese whaling fleet.
Japan also means business. The whaling ships will carry armed members of the Japan Coast Guard to help prevent sabotage by the activists, according to the Japan Times.
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Yeah, the multi-billon dollar Japanese fleet is quaking in its boots.
Godirra will probably meet the same fate as the egotists who manned the ady gil.
Looks just as sinkable as the last one....
"Frucka ewa rail ! Frucka ewa dorfeen !"
If they want to be serious about stopping the Japanese Whaling Fleet is to get one of these...
Does anyone else see the abject stupidity of this line?
The Japanese need to start killin some motherhuggers.
These are rough tough eco-freaks. I like the way they are taking on the Japanese. SAVE FLIPPER and duh WHALES!
This should be a good battle. I’m pulling for the eco-guys on this one. This should be a TV series to replace “Deadliest Catch”
What would the world’s reaction be if the Sea Shepard was sunk by a North Korean torpedo? The NK’s are so hard up for cash, they must be willing to sell a few for the right price.
My laughter is saved for the entitled rich kids who pay for this sh!t. Some of these kids are in their 60’s and 70’s.
Just as stupid as a 16 yr old with a new Corvette.
People really need to think about who they leave their money to.
If they are operating out of a port then the Japanese should look into legal actions against that port.
Sink it. And when the rest of the eco-terrorist boats arrive to rescue the survivors, sink them.
There’s only one way to deal with terrorism, inflict a little bit of your own.
Heh. My first thought exactly.
"Swift and ominous-looking interceptor vessel" -- typical self-deluded lefty BS: All form, no substance.
I don’t know about getting and Iowa class. But the Brits just put the HMS Invincible up on eBay.
I can’t believe they named a boat after Steve Irwin
His wife is an eco hippy. His father quit her leadership several years ago.
Armed Coast Guard from the Japs, can you imagine if they shoot a Sea Shepherd and make them a martyr?
WTF on that boat??? That’s not Godzilla...that’s the cheap imitation from that Broderick flick. What an insult.
I have enough faith in Japanese technology to believe they can sink this Godirra—and every POS on it—without leaving a trace.
It already is, it is called "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet, have pan_yan add you to his ping list. He does all the html stuff.
I am anti whaling, but anti anti whaling so some of these threads get heated.
I'd actually like to see a whaling ship sunk personally, but that is just my opinion.
Sea Shepherd has announced that they have these vehicles but they had an extra vessel last year parked in Africa which the Japs didn't know about and it led to Sea Shepherd's most successful campaign. So I am wagering that they have two more vessels.
They have huge funding and they also won a contest on eBay which led to donations going to them via eBay.
Millions upon millions have been raised this year for this campaign.
The Japs may have the Coast Guard but if they shoot and kill one of the hippies, they will create a martyr and then you will have a lot of people siding with the hippies.
This vessel is registered as an Australian vessel so for the first time Sea Shepherd has a vessel flying the Australian flag so if the Japanese do try and sink Godzilla it could lead to a naval response from Australia.
It already is. “Whale Wars,” on Discovery. You can watch it and see these eco-nuts act like badasses trying to intimidate the Japanese by throwing grease and stink bombs on their boats, and then cower like the suburban sissyboys they are when the Japanese fight back with flash-bangs and water hoses.
If these dorks aren’t careful, the Gojira is going to go the way of the Ady Gil...rammed by the Screwyou Maru due to the Sea Sheperds’ poor boat handling. Except that the Gojira is big enough to damage the Japanese ship as well, in which case I hope Sea Shepherd gets sued for every yen they’ve got.
So you support piracy?
Thanks on the “Whale Wars” show. I’ll find it and watch. Eating whale meat sounds disgusting to me. I see the Japanese eat it raw as sushi.
I have to pull for the eco-underdogs here. Stopping and harassing whaling is OK by me. Drilling for oil and natural gas everywhere is not
So you support piracy?>>>>>
The right kind of pirates...yeah.
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I am declared anti anti anti whaling by Japan and Norway. They should grow up and find new hobbies. What the eco-hippies need is a Chinese port, Chinese registration and a Chinese flag on their vessel. Then the Japs will be too chicken to mess with them
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Good. I hope the Japanses Coast Guard shoots the bastards.
Wasn't Irwin also?
Maybe not as extreme.
I would say hoorah.
Oh goodie, another fancy expensive toy for the whalers to sink. :-)
The problem is the Godzilla is now flying under the Australian. Australia sued Japan in the Hague. Remember that the Japs are whaling in Australian claimed waters. SO!!! If the Japs attack the Godzilla will the Australian Navy get invovled? That is where things get interesting. And Paul Watson will have another ship I can guarantee it!
I believe they get more funding than Green Peace because unlike Green Peace Sea Shepherd takes action where Green Peace just bitches and takes pictures.
Be careful these threads can get heated. There are several here who are very pro whaling. Everyone knows I am anti whaling and I enjoy the drama in the southern ocean. But you will get flamed if you go out and support Paul Watson, he is hated here by many. I even oppose him for putting his crew at risk. And saying he is willing to die to save a whale, that is all well and good but he is putting delusional morons in danger.
However, the people who say "Sink em", "kill em" are obnoxious I just don't respond to them.
Pan_Yan handles the threads and he posts whenever anything significant happens.
Australian claimed waters? Are they whaling within a 200-mile limit of the Australian coast like we claim in the US, or is this some sort of extended claim?
Putting that boat under the Aussie flag is a smart move by the otherwise-dense Watson...like you said, Australia has always been annoyed by Japanese whaling, and if a boat under the Aussie flag gets damaged (even if they put themselves in harms’ way) then it’s g’day, international incident.
Putting that boat under the Aussie flag is a smart move by the otherwise-dense Watson...like you said, Australia has always been annoyed by Japanese whaling, and if a boat under the Aussie flag gets damaged (even if they put themselves in harms way) then its gday, international incident
There are several interesting things about this. I am shocked that Australia is giving Sea Shepherd permission to fight the whalers under the Australian Flag.
I think the Japs pissed the Australian's off so much by bribing third world "diplomats" with hooker's, drugs and money in order to get them to vote to support whaling.
But yes, if they attack Godzilla this will be a HUGE International Incident and Sea Shepherd will A) come out as victims B) gain lots of support from around the world.
The interesting thing is the Japs haven't left port yet and they usually would have left between Nov 9-17. So for the first time Sea Shepherd will be in the Southern Ocean before Japan.
Australia claims that the water in question is A) Australian Waters and B) A Whale Sanctuary.
If you aren't on the Whale Wars ping list and are interested let me or Pan_Yan know. We will be posting many threads this campaign.
Sometimes these threads get heated and we get mods to control the fighting so we all have to remember we are all FReepers and even though some of us are anti whaling, it doesn't mean we are libs, just means we are anti whaling. On every other issue I am 100% conservative.
Thanks. Actually I liked the Sea Sheppard people when I read about them 16 years ago. Just haven’t bothered to stay current with the situation, But if I liked them then I’ll like them now with their new Godzilla boat
Aside from whales the Asians (Chinese, Taiwanese, Japs, Korean) are ruthless in vacuuming up the seas of every swimming creature (half of which are thrown back as unwanted) via miles long drift nets and other sleazy techniques. I have little sympathy for them.
The only thread I remember that outraged people was when there was a picture of a dog used as shark bait by the Chinese.
No one cares about the slaughter of dolphins for no reason in Japan every year.
The fish population isn't going to last forever and the population in Asia is expanding like Obama's Government. Sad that more people don't care about it.
Looks like a fragile POS with poor seakeeping qualities ...
Every single “Sea Shepherd” boat needs to meet Davey Jones.