Japanese whalers ram Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin and Bob Barker
- Japanese whalers rammed two Sea Shepherd ships
- One Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, taking on water
- Sea Shepherd in ocean stand-off with whalers
ANTI-whaling group Sea Shepherd says a Japanese whaling ship has rammed its two protest ships, and one, the Bob Barker is taking on water.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Captain Paul Watson, in a posting on his Facebook page this afternoon, claimed the Nisshin Maru had rammed both the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker “but both vessels continue to hold their positions. The Bob Barker is taking on water in their engine room”.
Bob Brown, Sea Shepherd director and former Greens leader, called on the federal government to send the navy to Antarctic waters. More…