Maritime New Zealand passes out blame on Ady Gil incident

Mike Schuler
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November 19, 2010

This video was an instant classic the second it hit the web and now, after months of deliberation by the powers that be, we officialy have someone to blame!  Well without further adu, the blame for the January 6, 2010 collision between the $3.5m Sea Shephard high-speed-publicity-stunt-whale-hunting-hunter-vessel, Ady Gil, and the Japanese whaling vessel, Shonan Maru No. 2, goes to…  Drumroll please…  

BOTH SIDES!  Ahhh!  We knew it!

Today Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), the organization conducting the investigation, released THIS report stating “[MNZ’s] report into the collision between the New Zealand-registered whaling protest vessel Ady Gil and the Japanese vessel Shonan Maru No. 2 on 6 January 2010, found no evidence that either vessel master had deliberately caused the collision. However, both were responsible for contributing to and failing to respond to the “close quarters” situation that led to the accident.”

For some classic gCaptain dialogue about Animal Planet’s Whale Wars show, check out these threads in the Forum.

And the plot thickens…

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