Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead

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A Japanese whaling crew has fallen victim to a dramatic full on assault by a school of killer whales, killing no less than 16 crew members and injuring 12, has reported the Japanese Government this morning.

The crew of the MV Nisshin Maru (日新丸), Japan’s primary whaling vessel and the world’s only whaler factory ship, was forced to leave the deck temporarily as a gas leak was detected within the ship’s processing factory that resulted in the ship being temporarily disabled all while continuing to carry approximately 1,000 tons of oil.

The resulting panic lead members of the ship to jump off the boat before proper emergency procedures were taken and lifeboats had been set to sea.  The swimming crew members were then ferociously attacked by a school of killer whales, that decimated a large number of the crew within moments. “It was horrific” claims Asuka Kumara, a mechanical engineer who witnessed the gruesome  scene. “The water was red with blood, there were bodies everywhere” he recalls in tears.

Within 30 minutes of the incident, 16 crew members had disappeared into the ocean.

The incident occurred in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, near the South Eastern Coast of South Africa, a controversial area to be whaling as a recent international court ruling has ordered the country to ends its whale hunt in the Antarctic. The East Asian nation halted its annual Antarctic whaling mission after the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled last march the hunt violated an international moratorium on commercial whaling.

“It seems Japan just doesn’t give a damn about international law” explains environmental activist and spokesman for Greenpeace Canada, James Ben Shahali, based in Vancouver. “The waste of life is always a shame, but the whales are not to blame here, they were only doing what they are born to do: kill for food” he adds.

Some Greenpeace supporters have even celebrated the incident as a victory for the cause

Some Greenpeace supporters have even celebrated the incident as a victory for the fight against whale hunting worldwide

Japan has slaughtered over 6,000 whales since commercial whaling was made illegal by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium passed in 1986.

4 Comments on "Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead"

  1. Hooray for the whales. Payback’s a bitch.

  2. Karma has shown the whales a tiny fraction of pay back for the horrific murders of the thousands of whales the Japanese have killed and continue to kill. The intelligent whales finally got their day in court !!! I’m not sorry or sympathetic towards the men who finally paid for their heartless, cruel, ignorant acts. Hooray for the whales !!

  3. That is not normal behaviour for Orcas. They do not normally hunt and kill humans but in this case they know that these people are killing other whales and have meted out justice on the Japanese whalers for their continued slaughtering of whales. I would like to bet that these Orcas would not kill people who are innocent divers. Whales are extremely intelligent beings and they know their enemy.

  4. Whales are fighting back. About time ! I just hope that they are smart enough to leave the decent people alone. The Japanese have been running rings around international law for far too long.

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