Greenpeace Ship Rammed by Japanese Whaler

“After the horrific sights of the last few days, things took a turn towards the unexpected this morning. The factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, rammed our ship the Arctic Sunrise, in an incident none of us were expecting. All the details are posted here on this blog, but I thought I would reflect on it from a personal perspective, since I was on the bridge of the Sunrise at the time of the collision.”
– Shane Rattenbury, onboard the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise, in the Southern Ocean.
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