Whalers Sink Activist Boat
Crew safe after Ady Gil rammed by Japanese in Antarctica
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2010 2:15 AM CST

(Newser) – An activist boat operated by the Sea Shepherd conservationist group has sunk off Antarctica after a clash with Japanese whalers. All six crew members were saved after the Ady Gil high-tech speedboat was sliced in half by the Japanese ship Shonan Maru, the Times of London reports. The boat was idling when it was rammed by the Japanese vessel, according to spokesmen for Sea Shepherd, which uses confrontational tactics to harass whaling ships.