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.

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

  1. The seas turn.

    Equally as savagely as mans considered intent.

    Food for thought and for the “killer” whales too.

    To be no more/less crude than the industry itself, Sushi!

  2. carlos padilla | July 29, 2014 at 5:05 am | Reply

    For once the table has been turned, maybe they will learn, don’t fuck with mother nature.

  3. Bloody Brilliant!!!!! A day of celebration… You kill 6000 of these incredible animals in the most horrific way.. you got a taste back..

  4. Sam Micthell | July 29, 2014 at 4:37 am | Reply

    Haha t5hat’s kharic retribution for ya, that’s 16 less whale murdering @ssholes in the world now, no sympathy WSE!

  5. Fist pump! its a good start, a long way to go to till we level the score board.

    • lizette maas | July 29, 2014 at 8:15 am |

      yesssss….nature is taking its revenge…

    • “we” level the score ? those were real people doing a job .Not political activists ,not even the corporate bosses that send them there ,just men doing their job . I dont like their job but to celebrate their death ??what kind of sick bit of left wing swamp dweller are you?

    • Martin Pretorius | July 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm |

      Hey Nige, I would like to know what kind of under the rock slime you are to not know that the whales are assisting with the retribution being given to those that unlawfully and intentionally have a disregard for life. Killing whales and dolphins are not only bad for those species but with the imbalance caused by japan’s “doing their job” they are putting us humans also in danger of extinction. Imbalance within the ocean of the planet that is 80% water is just looking to make trouble. GO GO WHALES

    • The tsunami was a start !

    • what a horrible thing to celebrate! how heartless must you be to celebrate the death of a soul-indwelling human being over a “peaceful” mammal like a whale? sure we should preserve and respect their threatened population – but not at the expense of souls. what a shame to value an animal over the life of a man – who, by the way, you know nothing about, yet you cheer their death. truly a horrific thing.

    • we? you mean they… unless your a whale?

    • Nige, those were real “killer” whales just doing their job.

    • Gardenfairy | July 30, 2014 at 11:05 am |

      Ryan…We know enough to know they chose to slaughter Whales?? You have a choice in life. They chose to slaughter therefore they chose to put themselves in a position where this could happen. Lets strip it right back…Why is the life of a human any more important than the life of an animal? We are ALL part of this world. Why do people like you think its ok to slaughter these wonderful animals but its a travesty when they fight back?

    • DunkieLEE | July 31, 2014 at 2:05 am |

      @ryan – I don’t see any celebration here. I am sure all us have sympathy for those Japanese. Because at least they care for even just a animal. Animal and Human have both equal value and right be on this earth. Please do remember this, we human are the one did not respect their space and invade their ocean. DID YOU feel sorry and fight for them when the Japanese killing them?

    • Uh again ryan orcas are NOT known for their peacefulness I mean they are so smart they are amazing hunters who fight and kill full grown narwhal that ain’t so peaceful to me no predator is

    • Mike Penkin | April 2, 2015 at 1:10 am |

      Karma is a wonderful thing.

    • they deserve it .

    • I think naturally a killer whale wouldn’t hurt a human . especially a kid.But if it has experienced human attacks than that might cause aggression

    • The way the animals are treated !!!! The animals are made justice.

    • El Nacho Libre | February 23, 2016 at 12:01 am |

      Sushi

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