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Bob Barker Rammed at Sea -- Great Video

2/6/2010 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The anti-whaling boat Bob Barker was rammed on the high seas early this morning during a showdown with a vessel piloted by an allegedly illegal whaling crew.



According to the Sam Shepherd Conservation Society, the B.B. was blocking the shipway of a Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship when the collision occurred. One of the Japanese boats slammed into the Bob Barker, creating "a 3-foot long 4-inch deep gash in the mid starboard side."

No one was injured.

The boat was retrofitted thanks to a $5 million donation from Bob Barker, thus the name.

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Rambo13    

The cause is just but more needs to be put into the "way" SS goes after it. You can't stop them until one of two things happen...
1. They run out of game or 2. They run out of customers. Since greed will always overcome common sense and decency it time change the minds of the end user. No customer, No Production, No Killing.
And yes it can be that simple, granted not as "Newsworthy" as a near sinking or maritime battles but a much more obtainable goal.

1511 days ago
2.

Lyn    

Hunting whales is AGAINST international law, THE JAPANESE ARE BREAKING THAT LAW , THEY ARE JUST A BUNCH OF POACHERS. THE SEA SHEPHERD IS UPHOLDING THE LAW.
I can't believe that people are so ignorant of the facts and of the importance of protecting these whales. The crew of the Bob Barker are HEROES, they are defending our oceans. If we kill off these magnificent creatures we are doomed. Our planet is sick , how many earthquakes, storms , acts of nature do you need? To live in denial is to take part in our planets DESTRUCTIONl. SO BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE GO TO THE SEA SHEPHERD WEBSITE AND GET EDUCATED.
Bye the way your government and I assume , your PRESIDENT ares supporting Japan in its efforts to lift the moratorium on THE SLAUGHTERING OF WHALES.
IF THIS IS TRUE OBAMA WILL LOSE THE RESPECT OF THE WORLD.

1508 days ago
3.

amy    

ITS SEA SHEPHERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEA!!!!!!!! NOT SAM!! CAPTAIN PAUL WATSON CALL YOU A COWARD TMZ!

1535 days ago
4.

ellen    

don't you mean the sea shepherd conservation society? haaaaa

1535 days ago
5.

Allen Ridak    

ha ha, too funny!

1535 days ago
6.

Outback Boy    

Guess the Japanese ship had some of those Toyota Prius brakes.

1535 days ago
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NosyT    

Hey, SS better not to mess with Japan on high sea.
Whether its a whaling boat, of a formidable battleship, Japan has a long tradition of maritime actions.
Soon, SS boats would be sunk one way or the other.
Stop this craze, Paul Watson.

1535 days ago
8.

NosyT    

They certainly don't seem to be afraid of wild actions on high sea. LOL

1535 days ago
9.

Jenny    

stupid hippies

1535 days ago
10.

theresa    

Thank you Bob Barker for confronting this crime head on. Definitely
support your actions!! Keep up the great work even if it means
a head on collision. Save the whales...love you for generously donating so much money.

1535 days ago
11.

john    

The Sea Shepherd people always seem to get the short end of these confrontations. Maybe they should invest in a submarine and some torpedoes.

1535 days ago
12.

Clinton    

The Bob Barker is nothing more than a ship of fools funded by the same. This is what you'd expect if Gilligan was a terrorist. Maybe that's what we should dub them, "Gilligans." They have NO right to impose their agenda on anyone. If they don't like the laws, - change them. Otherwise, they deserve to be sunk.

1535 days ago
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Evil Jon    

The Sea Shepards are a bunch of incompetent morons on a fool's quest. Go Whalers! Sink another of the brain dead hippies' ships!

1535 days ago
14.

Jessica    

When will the Captain of the Illegal whaling ship be brought to justice for attempted murder.

1535 days ago
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Animal Lover    

Thank you to the crew of Sea Shepherd..they risk their lives everyday to stop the murdering and torture of these beautiful animals. Thank you Bob Barker for loving animals and your long dedication in the efforts to save all animals. If you ever watch Whale Wars you will see how these Japanese killing machines torture these magnificent whales, maybe then you will change your tune and stop joking about it!!!

1535 days ago
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