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.

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

  1. aquamammal seaswimmer | May 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Reply

    when you with dolphins have swum, never will a whale you kill…

  2. only 16 why no the enire crew?

  3. There are some serious sickos commenting on here. Whaling is abhorrent & must be stopped, but people died horrible deaths, how can anyone celebrate that? It doesn’t say much for those who consider themselves to be caring & compassionate does it? This is an all-round tragedy – there are no winners. p.s.to suggest this was ‘revenge’ on the part of the Orcas, is quite frankly moronic & delusional.

  4. Rainer Schulte | April 13, 2017 at 11:11 pm | Reply

    The Orcas know what is going on. You can dive with them (with caution) and they will respect you- even if you look like their primary prey (Seals). People jumping from a ship may be seals- so they think food was falling down. If you see the giant whales rescuing seals from Orca hunts carrying the seal on their breast fin tells me, that a lot more is going on in the oceans and with whales. So take care- do not harm animals- and enjoy the short time you are permitted to live on this planet. And think that you have a mission here to accomplish- and that is surely not to kill the whales which is like killing fellow humans.

  5. Are we seriously suppose to feel sorry for them? I’m proud of the whales to be honest

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