Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales, 16 dead

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.

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

  1. Bad karma ?!

  2. OMG.. All these reactions are so black and white.. I’m sorry for the people that lost their family but with my background in animal care I’m also very sorry for the loss of the family members of the killer wales killed, because they mourn too.. It’s always a tragedie when a living being is killed for no reason.

    • Neville Geustyn | July 29, 2014 at 8:42 am |

      excuse me, for no reason, they are the reason that 6000 whales have been murdered, so don’t come and feel sorry for those little skint-eyed people that feel nothing for the whales and nature.

    • Erm..What part of ‘they went there to slaughter the Whales’ don’t you understand?Perhaps you should volunteer your body to their science next time,I’m sure they’d find many comparisons between you and a beached whale.

    • I am sorry for the loss of lives. However, ALL of these men were aware that they have been blatantly ignoring International Law and since the International body didn’t enforce the law the Whales did.

    • Your right, it was black and white… with teeth that ate those bastards alive. I hope it was a painful agonizing death. Go Orcas..

    • FUck dumbass people | August 9, 2014 at 7:37 am |

      4 dumb fucks commented above me.

  3. Michele Jankelow | July 29, 2014 at 7:35 am | Reply

    Natural justice! Transient’s doing what they do best! Much like tidal waves the ocean is getting its own back! Learn from this whalers and dolphin slaughterers!

    You got what you so deserve!

  4. Good for the whales.Cannot feel sympathy for the likes of people who rape the sea and kill every animal they see.

  5. The whales were simply conducting scientific research.

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