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Breaking news from the whale wars

Discussion in 'Marine Life & Ecosystems' started by cdreamer, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Scott L

    Scott L Solo Diver

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    Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. - Mark Twain
     
  2. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    If the camera was running, it served it's purpose.
     
  3. KOMPRESSOR

    KOMPRESSOR Regular of the Pub

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    A bit quick, aren't we? :D
    Geoff thinks Sea Sheperd staged the collision, or at least is all alone to blame. I have only seen a short video of the incident, but I think it supports Geoff's opinion. The crew on Sea Sheperd claim the whaler "suddenly" moved forward and caused the collision.
    -Yeah, right! How many tons moved "suddenly"??! :rofl3:

    Sea Sheperd is a bunch of drama queens with a mission. The pirate Watson doesn't even dare come close to Norway 'cause he claims he will be killed if he is sent to prison here. Yeah, right 2! We probably have the most comfortable prisons and the best prison food in the world! He may even ask for sustainable whale meat there if he wants to. Oh, he is wanted by the police here by the way. -Suspected of sinking a whale boat at night in an harbour. Luckily the crew wasn't sleeping onboard, but they had no way of knowing so that was pure chance.
     
  4. Geoff_H

    Geoff_H Solo Diver

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    The camera was on the Japanese boat.
     
  5. Geoff_H

    Geoff_H Solo Diver

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    Sea Shepherd also claim their boat was at rest the whole time, which is clearly and incontrovertibly shown as a lie by the wake from their craft.

    I find it very hard to believe a 52m 591 tonne trawler with a top speed of 12kt would be able to outmanoeuvre a 40kt fibre-glass trimaran which holds the world record for the fastest ever global circumnavigation!

    In any contest of acceleration and manoeuvrability I know which I would have my money on, and it isn't the steel hulled fishing boat.

    Judge for yourself here:

    YouTube - Sea Shepherd Ship Collision - ???????????????????
     
  6. Scott L

    Scott L Solo Diver

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    I just don't see Japan being on the right side of history on this issue. Sounds familiar?
     
  7. Geoff_H

    Geoff_H Solo Diver

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    Not really - what exactly is your point? I prefer to deal with facts rather than innuendo.
     
  8. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    They know the way Sea Shepherd plays the media, they have to document what really happened. The video clearly shows the trimaran deliberately cutting across the bow of the whaler. According to the rules of the road, the whaler was the burdened vessel and must give way. The question is was it unavoidable by the whaler.
     
  9. msmith304

    msmith304 Solo Diver

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    I'm surprised the actions of the hippies and huggers aren't seen as piracy. I may be wrong but I believe that interfering with another vessel, (trying to rope their propellers, throwing stink bombs, etc.) and attacking it is illegal. According to maritime law, can't pirates be dealt with by death? The Japanese would only be defending themselves. I'm not saying whaling or 'research' is right or wrong, but in my opinion the attempts by the Sea Shepherd and cronies seem to be the wrong way to go about changing things, and they seem to be more of attention seekers than problem solvers.
     
  10. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Contributor

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    They are seen as pirates. I despise whaling but the Sea Shepard crew are idiots.
     
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