I’m not surprised at the Japanese media swallowing the whalers’ ridiculous claims about the Shonan Maru 2 being ruthlessly forced to collide with the Ady Gil – but it seems a bit bizarre that Australian polemicists have bought the line. Even if they are antipathetic towards Greenpeace or the Sea Shepherd crew or environmentalists in general, how could anyone seriously believe anything put out by a fishing organisation that unbelievably claims it kills whales for “research”?
Anyway, have a look at this footage of the incident:
Couldn’t be clearer, could it?
Maybe they thought the Ady Gil was a whale and they were ramming it for “research”.