Tue, 26 Feb 2013 6:18p.m.
The whaling war in the Southern Ocean is heating up and so is the propaganda war.
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27/02/2013 12:04:13 p.m.
As any boat captain knows, when you bring two moving boats along side one another, suction occurs between them. That's why the Bob Barker appears to heave into the Nishan Maru. The Barker had the recognized right of way and by closing on her, the Japanese caused the collision.
Regarding the court ruling, the Japanese approached the SSCS ship which could make the argument that even had they wanted to back off to obey the U.S. court order, that they were not safely able to do so by the agressive navigation of the Nishan Maru.
27/02/2013 2:37:29 a.m.
I would agree that the SS are vigilantes BUT the NAVY is NOT doing it's job!!!
The Japanese Whalers have no right to be there. When are the governments of Canada, the USA, Australia etc. going to grow a backbone and tell the Japanese government that their Whaling fleets are NOT FOR RESEARCH!! This has got to stop.
26/02/2013 10:21:43 p.m.
Anyone can clearly see that it's the turbulence of the sea that's making the SSS hit the side of the Nisshin Maru. The SSS was just holding its position to block the illegal refuelling of the Nisshin Maru. As for the Japanese court ruling that the SSS stay 500 metres away from the whaling ships - what's up with that??? I'm sorry, but when they have the sheer audacity and arrogance to invade our waters and commit grossly illegal attrocities in the whale sanctuary, then they can shove their 500 metres order where the sun don't shine!!!!!
26/02/2013 7:23:21 p.m.
common sense wrote:
under maritime law seashepherd are wrong regardless of how they try to misslead an ignorant public. As for watsons claims about him being unlikely to ram a bigger opponant. The bob barker is probably stronger built then the Nissin Maru and Watson has a history of ramming whaling boats that dates to his first efforts back in norway. He is risking an enviromental desaster for publicity purposes. This is peobably why the Australian and New Zealand goverment dont want anything to do with it because they know if it came to an inbiased court case Watson would lose.
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