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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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46.

Jessica    

My hope is that those who are killing whales will suffer the same pain and suffering each and every one of the whales suffers tenfold.

1719 days ago
47.

Jessica    

This practice by the whaling nations (including the Jananese) is barbaric and should not be condoned by the rest of the world.

1719 days ago
48.

TTT    

You may also want to know that the U.S. used to be the largest whaling nation until recently when they started moving against whaling but they still do. Other whaling nations are Russia, Norway, Iceland and certain Danish territories etc. IWC is concerned about too high a rate of increase of whale population as whale is on the very top of food chain in seas and consume hundreds of million tons of small fishes and other useful planktons to sustain ecosystem in sea. So, it is a matter of controlled whaling while carefully watching scientific data. It's well debated and reviewed by IWC and Japan is not doing anything illegal, unless they violate restrictions and quota etc. SS activities are more political and emotional that legal or scientific.

1719 days ago
49.

TTT    

Maybe we should stop killing cows, hogs, rabbits, phesants and list goes on and on. Turkeys? Well, I do not know. Perhaps SS hippies are cannibalizing themselves. LOL

1719 days ago
50.

oh gosh    

int'l law says no whaling- japan's "research" is not fooling anyone. i haven't forgiven them for pearl harbor this makes me hate them more.

1719 days ago
51.

MT    

HAHA! STUPID FREEKIN PETA/HIPPY FREAKS! GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED!

1719 days ago
52.

TTT    

LOL, you are so ignorant on both accounts, whaling Pearl Harbor. On Pearl Harbor, perhaps the easiest way to re-educate yourself is watch the movie "Tora Tora Tora" to see why the declaration of war was missed by short minutes, and Japan never intended a "sneak' attack.
Japan is a trustworthy allied of our nation, despite of our past of fighting the most mechanized war in the history of warfare.

1719 days ago
53.

mary    

Thank you Sea Shepherds for volunteering for a great cause....Stay safe allof you!!!

1719 days ago
54.

TTT    

SS are bunch of fools, being simply brushed away by IWC and now taking their frustration directly to Japan. Why do they do this attention-getting stunt? I suspect that they are collecting sympathetic money which is lucrative to Paul Watson et al.
They are kinda like Jon Gosselin who is crying for more attention. The more attention they get, the more money they take in. Simple.
Bob Barker is an ignorant victim.

1719 days ago
55.

Caring Kate    

This does not show who the aggressor is. It looks like Bob Barker was the aggressor, from what I could see. From the loud sound of the ocean, the sound track was picking up enough so that we viewers would be able to hear the Bob Barker issuing a warning, before it even attempts to approach. There was no such warning, from what is shown. If this ship is going to do this job, then it needs to have multi-lingual warnings available to the offending ships, or a demand for the offending ship to give its identity. How do they apprehend offending crews, anyway?

1719 days ago
56.

TTT    

When whalers, Japanese or not, are operating peacefully in open seas under international law (including IWC's), and if dangerously harassed like that by a group of terrorist, whalers have every right to defend from it including ramming them. Japanese whalers are rather too shy or restraining... so far..., that is.

1719 days ago
57.

Caring Kate    

This comment is for the person making fun of the Japanese. While we are at war, a very unique technological war, we can't rule out sabotage when it comes to Toyota. Our common enemy would love to bring dissention between our two nations and that cannot be ruled out. The person making fun of the Japanese simply proves why Democracy is always a work in progress. By the way, how did this film get out to the public? Just one more sample of attempts to cause strained relations between out two countries. We have to remain alert to these possibilities.

1719 days ago
58.

gene yuss    

mmmmmm ramming bob barker .. sweet

1719 days ago
59.

ml    

Bob Barker is a trouble maker. He is the worse game host for The Price is Right. He doesn't deserved to be the game show host in the first place and doesn't deserved the Game Show Hall of Fame Award. I don't like his point of view on Animal Rights. He protested about the Animal Rights too much. He should stay back in his home and enjoy his retirement.

1719 days ago
60.

elin    

GoBobGoBobGoBob(fistpumpindancin')

1719 days ago
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