http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/...southern-ocean it was bought by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and there has been a collision between it an a whaler...If you've seen Whale wars, this might not come as a great surprise
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Thread: Whale wars new boat is sinking
06-01-10, 12:07 #1
Whale wars new boat is sinking
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06-01-10, 12:44 #2
Certainly looks like hostile action by the Japs. As far as I can tell from the vid, the Japs were turning to starboard with the deliberate intention of ramming.Next time, it'll all be different.
06-01-10, 12:48 #3Registered User
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The protesters have a history of playing "chicken" with the whaling boats, the whalers have managed to avoid them up until this incident.
Would have been very easy for the fast little boat to get out of the way of the big slow boat.
06-01-10, 12:56 #4
OK spraying the boat you've just hit with water canons isn't tennis.
But I don't recall seeing you can't do it in col regs!!
06-01-10, 13:01 #5
Looks as though the water canon could have affected the ability of the earthrace crew to manouever. Smacks (pardon the pun) of an illegal act to me.More fenders required
06-01-10, 13:10 #6
I see little boat tootling along at a couple of knots - towards the path of the big boat, then accelerating in the last couple of seconds. Without that acceleration it is unclear whether the little boat would have been hit.
06-01-10, 13:33 #7
06-01-10, 13:42 #8
The little boat had engines idling until the last few seconds. I'd suggest the acceleration wasn't to ram the big boat (why?) but to try to get manoeuvrability to turn away. Yes, the biggy is turning to starboard. In the initial shot she'll go clear ahead if she maintains her course, but the angle quickly changes to that for the resulting collision. And the littlely is almost dead in the water until the last few seconds, so it's not her movement which has closed the angle.Next time, it'll all be different.
06-01-10, 13:42 #9
Have a look at the large ships wake at the end of the Youtube clip, they dont seem to have steered to starboard.....?
SBAlbin Vega "Southern Comfort" V1703
06-01-10, 13:48 #10Registered User
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