Saturday, January 09, 2010

Whales' naval battle in the Antarctic: Sea Shepherd crew crushed by Japanese ship

The high-tech speedboat the Ady Gil sank in the Southern Ocean on Friday after its bow was beheaded Wednesday by the Japanese security ship the Shonan Maru 2 which accompany Japanese whalers. Each side has blamed the other for the incident, which injured one Sea Shepherd protester. The activists' group lodges piracy charge against Japanese whalers. Sea Shepherd's mother ship is registered in the Netherlands and the group's lawyer, Liesbeth Zegveld, said the group had filed a complaint there. ABC online wrote.

Japan Times analyzed the media struggle since the collision in the Antarctic waters: This week's collision in which a Japanese whaling ship chopped off the bow of an antiwhaling boat off Antarctica not only highlights the international tussle over the contentious hunt but has also led to a clash between Japanese and Western media as well... When it comes to media coverage of international disputes that touch on value-laden cultural issues, truth, like beauty, seems to be in the eye of the beholder.

The film of the crushed boarding, quite descriptive from the Japanese security ship, and quite shocking is the water canon continuing shooting at the Ady Gil's crew even after...


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