A collision between a Japanese whaling vessel and an anti-whaling boat off the coast of Antarctica has resulted in the destruction of a $2 million high-speed boat recently added to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's renegade environmentalist flotilla.
Video of the collision was shot from three vantage points. The following video, taken while on board the Japanese harpoon vessel and released by the Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research, clearly shows the Ady Gil before, during and after the collision in the Southern Ocean. In the video, the Ady Gil, which flies under the New Zealand flag, is struck as it appears to come to a stop in front of the Japanese harpoon vessel, the Shonan Maru 2. Watch it:
The Ady Gil and its six-person crew was rescued by another Sea Shepherd vessel, the Bob Barker, which filmed the collision from a distance.