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Old 06 January 2010, 05:27   #1
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Earthrace/Sea shepherd boat sinks...

Well, that lasted long!

It's been hit by a security ship and it sank. What a surprise.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/news_detail.php?id=52255

Better page here-including footage of it getting rammed:-

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/anti...-1225816667832

is it just me, or does it look like it moves under the bow too late for the security ship to avoid it?
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Old 06 January 2010, 06:48   #2
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haha brilliant, was only the other day I was looking at pictures of their new boat.
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Old 06 January 2010, 08:07   #3
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Looks more like a suicide mission than a ramming !!

Much that I disagree with the killing of Whales I think this organisation is more like a terrorist organisation.

All that being said it's good to see that the crew are all safe.
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Old 06 January 2010, 08:08   #4
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When I posted the images of the craft I never expected to see it broken in such a manner
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33648-
You tube have removed the video of the crash!
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Old 06 January 2010, 08:17   #5
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Who could have predicted a boat marketed as "Stealth" would end up colliding with the very boats they are trying to stop, oh hang on - we did.

Whaling should be stopped, but not sure it will be by guys dressed like they are about to deliver Milk Tray.
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If you have a stealth boat and want to use it against whaling, surely the best thing to do would be to monitor the (so called) research boats. They are only allowed to kill a small number of whales, proving that they take more than that is one of the few ways to get them stopped and make it internationally illegal.
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Old 06 January 2010, 09:23   #7
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Old 06 January 2010, 09:47   #8
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If you watch the second video then the Whaler does turn into the Stealth boat causing the collison.
It looks like it could have been avoided if the Stealth boat had a competant crew.
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But you can also clearly see ady gill is making way and accelerates into the path of the ship moments before the collision. If they had been stationary as they claim, I suspect it would have been a near miss.
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But you can also clearly see ady gill is making way and accelerates into the path of the ship moments before the collision. If they had been stationary as they claim, I suspect it would have been a near miss.
Yes it looked that way to me too
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