The latest development in eco-terrorist group Sea Shepherd’s campaign of piracy against Japan’s “scientific” whaling vessels is their new flagship vessel “sinking” after a spectacular collision with a whaling vessel.

Sea Shepherd’s latest acquisition was the Ady Gil, a former “eco-boat,” which with much fanfare they repurposed, its new mission being to sabotage Japan’s dubiously justified whaling operations.

However, a collision with the very ship they were targeting resulted in the ship’s bow being sheared off:

All 6 crew escaped without injury, with their stricken ship having to be abandoned – Sea Shepherd claim it is sinking.

The Japanese ship and crew were apparently unharmed.

Sea Shepherd claim their vessel was rammed in a deliberate effort by the whaling vessel to sink her (a claim which prompted Japan to release the above video), although they are silent as to how their highly maneuverable trimaran managed to end up in the path of the ship in the first place.

They also criticise the whalers for not coming to their aid, although another anti-whaling vessel is said to have accompanied them.

Their ship was apparently attempting to foul the propellers of the whaling ship using a rope, a technique of marine sabotage which generally requires a return to port to fix, at much reduced speeds:



They were also photographed shining a laser at the whaling ship, and readying a “projectile launcher”:



Although environmentalist groups and the international mass media generally fawn over their antics, which have included ramming, boarding and sabotaging ships in international waters, they are, unsurprisingly, generally regarded as little more than sanctimonious pirates by many Japanese, with 2ch gleefully rejoicing at their latest misfortune:

“Their ship looks so stupid I couldn’t help but laugh.”

“Serves those pirates right.”

“People are still going to blame Japan for this.”

“Quite an expensive gag they pulled there.”

“Wasn’t this the high speed ship they were bragging about?”

“It looks like a rejected idea from Batman.”

“The other side is saying the Japanese ship rammed them – a little hard to believe.”

“A taste of divine retribution for those Australian racists.”

“Marine terrorists ought to be arrested and punished.”

“They probably planned this from the start, with a ship to pick them up if they got into trouble.”

“If you look carefully, they’ve got a skull and crossbones on their ship. Pirates.”

“Japan’ll probably apologise anyway.”

“Just a performance to elicit more donations from their sponsors.”

“Isn’t the objective of these idiots just to play at sailors whilst raking in more money?”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:29 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. <- proves they are terrorist!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I left a comment saying you're a fag

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah... but it would be much more hilarious if the whales would hire some hitman's to assassinate the whalers.

    I say its fair game, the whalers kill whales. The whales should be able to defend themselves. But the point is they cant. Because the whalers are some bunch of gangbanger pu$$ies. And that's where the Sea-Shepherds come in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone tell why the hell Japanese are hunting whales ?


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    becoz its so moe~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 08/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone tell me why the hell people are eating the poor chickens and cows? Not to mention the poor vegetables who are just minding their own business and us cruel humans harvest them savagely and consume their innocent selves.


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because we dont breed and raise whales for whole sale slaughter you dipshit. your about marine ecology and the effects of whaling before you talk about shit you know nothing about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 08/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they taste good. They were bred and raised to be eaten. Hell, in a pinch I'd skin you out and eat you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its so funny to see those little men hunting a big whale ;).. for food. For A SCIENTIFIC purposes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are just saying its scientific when its not. No science vessel has science literally written all over it it obviously not when there are 10 whales on deck being sliced open while still alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whales are delicious,that's why

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking 12 your old troll

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i like your analogy 09:13. terrorists need to feed themselves to whaler propellers if they want to risk their lives for the whales

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    17:45 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually side with the Shepherds with this, though I think they need to have more smarter ways to counter it instead of only using the media to create a controversy.

    Oh well, at least they have a new ship. lol.

    As for the whalemeat thing, I hear they are used for the blubber and for certain 'school meal' types of every-day fish meats. Either way, that market is only bound for failure in the near future, with or without the activism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol that clearly reminds me that episode from south park

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:46 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This clearly reminds me that episode from south park

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 04/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuuuuk you dooolpheeen!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well they are trying to convict whalers by pretending to be hit by them(and possibly killed/hurt in the process)

    i hate it when people who have too much passion for justice rub their justice to others because they think its their duty. damn them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    if youve watched the show youd know that thier engines were malfunctioning they even try to show them trying to fix it before they go hit. and the whaling ship never made a move to try not to hit them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the Swashtika was and still is a symbol of my religion, Buddism. The symbol of peace [peace symbol] was originally a creation of the SS, the nazi secret police. It was created by taking a cross and breaking it in half and turning it upside down. Bet you didn't know that. If you wear a peace symbol, you hate jesus and god. LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    the last peice of info at the ends retarded you fucking moron. just because they wear a peace symbol doesnt mean shit. get over yourself you bastard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because we need those species. Not only they are necessary to keep the food chain in order and prevent ecological collapse, we'll need them as genetic material for future genetic engineering. Do you know how many things a whale can do that most other animals can't?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    aye captn....its mobys dick ")

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    crap boat sinks after being hit once. and it cost what!?

    poor freaks who donated and thought they saved the world of something.

    i think they just added a few zeros to it so they could grab more money from stupid rich freaks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    learn what kind of ship it was before speaking retarded bullshit it was built for speed not to be hit by a 1,000 ton steel ship you autistic retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the Swashtika was and still is a symbol of my religion, Buddism. The symbol of peace [peace symbol] was originally a creation of the SS, the nazi secret police. It was created by taking a cross and breaking it in half and turning it upside down. Bet you didn't know that. If you wear a peace symbol, you hate jesus and god. LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know much about budhism, but the swastika isn't exclusive to your religion. It is also a symbol in hinduïsm, and until early in the previous century, it was used all over the world as a symbol of peace and good luck. In the 1920's the nazi-movement used this "old symbol from germanian culture" as their flag, and after all the well known events that happened afterwards, it has become associated with ww2/nazis/holocaust in the west. SS was only created about 10 years later.

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    Comment by aflame
    19:16 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol it would be catastrophic if the Normandy is moving FTL then

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lmao on australian news here they did indeed blame the japs for "ramming" that stupid bat mobile shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um. I don't care what you think about the issue, but that Batmobile ship is awesome and it was around before this whole thing.

    Don't take it out on the actual ship... That has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should accept Stan from south park ways of whale war

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese illegally killing whales in Australian Artctic Waters.......Yehhhhhhhhhh... for *Scientific* reasons too *cough* like, does this While taste good with this Brand of Sake, or this one? ohh, we ran out of Whale Meat, better go back and kill me some more whales...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes they have alot of money , but thats threw people giving and kind acts , and there trying too save whales not wipe them out as it seems japan is doing.......and it dosn't look like the ship was ram because they were in front by a long shot drifting after docking and then they were hit.....and that boat that got hit looks like its off batman i want one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they need batman and his shark repelent

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats what you get for being a vegetarian faggot. And the boat. Who do they think they are? Batman?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    are you stupid? they painted it black to match the mother ship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:29 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even Equality Now pursue their misguided cause in a peaceful and lawful manner.

    What the Japanese whaler is doing is completely legally legitimate. Those vigilantes don't like it, so they are taking things into their own hands by pursuing violent and dangerous acts to justify their cause.

    If acts of violence are permissible when you are "doing the right thing", then nobody should persecute terrorists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 04/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    My gut tells me you're male wearing lipstick and eyelashes, and sucking up to neo feminists.
    It also tells me, that it's "The right thing" to try and eradicate your kind from the face of the Earth.

    Not for the sake of equality, as it's cancerous thing these days.
    But for sake of balance. Mine, not yours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It looks more like the whaler turned to hit the ship. If it had kept on its path I don't think they would have collided in that way.

    On an interview on CNN the captain of the other anti-whaling ship said the whaling ship had purposely targeted the Ady Gil. I didn't really believe it when I heard it but from this video it kind of does look like that is what happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice boat anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought they were lying about the boat not being in motion but watching the video the boat really wasn't moving at all. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes the Joker was driving the whaling boat, but it's ok Batmans jumped into the sea and escaped!

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    11:37 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We allow all kinds of non endangered fish to be hunted yet we won't allow these? Just because you see then as too cute to hunt does not mean they have to. Quit thinking that you are the one who can dictate what is right, circumstances are different there so our pet is their prey.

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    Comment by GarethXL
    11:51 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolis are my pets and prey so what the correct procedure i should take?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should do it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:37 07/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Westerners who are complaining about Japanese whaling are just plain ignorant about the issue and need to get some facts straight and get off their high horses.

    Here are a couple of questions for you:

    Which country does the most whaling annually?
    Answer: Norway. And they do it openly for commercial purposes. Pure profit. Even the US is historically more responsible for high whaling tallies and overhunting than Japan is.

    What do you think is more harmful to the ocean ecosystem (and the natural world at large):
    -Japan: takes ~400 non-endangered whales annually
    -America: dumps millions of tons of sewage, garbage and chemical waste into the ocean every year, is (by far) the single largest contributor to global warming and all associated ecological problems

    If you're against whaling that's your right to your own opinion, but let's not forget that adage about "he without sin" shall we?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 09/06/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol someones a little racist and ignorant themselves. reread your first retarded question you said historically, but the United states "Historically" did when we haven't done it in generations while the japanese are still doing it more than ever. Provide the evidence before stating the west is ignorant. Theres more than the US in the west what about the other countries? what makes you so sure those whales are non-endangered. And China is the largest contributor to global warming than any other country. Its apparent that you know nothing as well. your just trying to sound smart without trying to look stupid nice try though. Also the term Western is relative because You to the west of the US so nice try on blaming the rest of the world for what your country is doing you only made yourself look worse than you could have imagined.

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