Whale Wars: Sea Shepherd Boat Destroyed

Message from Paul Watson

Ady Gil rammed 2

The Japanese whaling security ship Shonan Maru No. 2 is caught on camera deliberately ramming and causing catastrophic damage to the stationary Sea Shepherd catamaran Ady Gil. Campaign Images: JoAnne McArthur/Sea ShepherdSea

Earlier today, our vessel the Ady Gil was severely damaged and almost sunk in a vicious and unprovoked attacked by a Japanese whaling harpoon vessel many times its size. The crew barely escaped with their lives and were rescued by our newest vessel the Bob Bar


There is a battle between “David and Goliath.” The illegal Japanese whalers are trying to physically harm and financially destroy your nonprofit whale defenders — the Sea Shepherds. Show the whalers and the government of Japan that they cannot get away with this.

As I write, my valiant crews remain at sea, vigilant in their pursuit to stop the whalers. Our defense of the whales needs to continue in the Southern Oceans. We are their only hope.

Sea Shepherd is the only organization in the world directly intervening to save these magnificent and innocent beings but we cannot do it without you.

Please stand with us and click here to make a donation today or call 877-WHALES-911 (877-942-5379)* as we continue our fight in the coming days, weeks, months, year- whatever it takes.

From the bridge of the Steve Irwin, I thank you,

Watson Signature

Captain Paul Watson

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