Sea Shepherd: “dead in water” Footage shows a wake…
Posted: 06 January 2010 05:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, this probably not really a Hoax Museum item, but having read this

Sea Shepherd “The vessel was dead in the water. It was completely and absolutely a wilful act,”

and then looked at this (with the sound off) http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/201001/r495041_2586202.asx
it seemed to me that the good folks of Sea Shepherd rammed their very publicity aware vessel into the other ships side. That’s based on the amount of white water at the stern.

PS that boat must have been rubbish anyway, it returned to Hobart 3 (or was it 4) times due to “big waves”.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I understand that these folks truly believe that whale hunting is a terrible thing.  Their actions, however, are WAY beyond a protest.  They continually risk other people’s lives in their little “actions”.  They should be arrested and charged with attempted vehicular homicide. (or, at the very least, assault…)

I say, arm the fisherman and allow them to SHOOT anyone that comes within 100 yards of their boats.  And post a bounty on these Eco-Pirates… mad

(There are BETTER ways to stop this kind of thing than eco-terrorism.)

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Posted: 06 January 2010 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have no sympathy for people who value the lives of animals over other humans.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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“Damn the torpedoes”

And maybe this may make a nice replacement.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maybe it’s because I did watch it with the sound off (I’m at work) but… why are they antagonising the smaller boat?  Seriously?  If you don’t want trouble with activists, ignore them.  It looked to me like the smaller craft wasn’t moving until everyone on it had been drenched by who ever was on the larger vessel.  And really, at sea, that’s just a crappy thing to do.

I withhold judgment until I have more information.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Here is a video from another angle of the Japanese attack.
You can see the whaler heeling over while making a fast turn to starboard.
And that manouvre makes it a deliberate attack.


The video.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I rather like South Park’s take on the whole shebang…

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/1311/

Still, have to wonder, with all the Somali piracy and whatnot, if it might not simply be time to arm oceangoing vessels again. Declare things an ‘act of piracy’, and let ‘er rip.

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Posted: 06 January 2010 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The problem is these Eco-terrorists do things like dangle ropes in the water to try and tangle the props on the other ship, fire noxious “bombs” onto deck, and constantly pull in front of the ships to try and force them to turn out of the way to prevent hitting the smaller craft.  I have very little sympathy for these kinds of nutjobs.  I figure that they went looking for trouble…..... and found it! wink

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