Video: Ady Gil Hit By Japanese Whaling Vessel
Video has started to emerge of the Ady Gil incident with two perspectives, one from the Sea Shepherd and the Shonan Maru No.2
[UPDATE: We’ve added a new video shot from the Ady Gil. See below.]
In the first video, it’s not entirely clear if the Ady Gil pushes forward at the last minute to cross the path of the Japanese ship intentionally. The wake of the Shonan Maru makes it difficult to discern. (Also, someone got a wicked water cannon blast to the face after impact.) See below:
Shonan Maru No. 2 Video
It’s the Sea Shepherd video that appears to show things more clearly with the Ady Gil definitely attempting to move, probably to make a quick right hand turn and avoid collision.
Sea Shepherd POV Video (From MV Bob Barker)
One thing is clear — the Shonan Maru No. 2 definitely sharply changed course to charge the Ady Gil. For both parties, it looks like a dangerous game of chicken gone wrong.
Sea Shepherd POV from Ady Gil