|JWF catcher ships chasing SSCS ships|
|overtaking and crossing at speed|
|crossing close ahead at speed|
|Trailing steel cable|
|montage of impact attack|
These attacks took place at 68° 40' S. Latitude and 163° 43'W. Longitude According to the SSCS Report the JWF catchers overtook the Sea Shepherd ships from astern crossed the bow and came as close as three to five metres. However as described above one came even closer. Since all the ships involved were maneuvering and altering course it is not really possible to blame one ship coming in contact with another. Clearly a "both to blame" situation but of course one should not normally cross so close ahead of another vessel but then what is "normal" during whaling season in the Southern Ocean.
Also it appears the JWF ships were reversing tactics against the SSCS ships by dragging steel cables in the hope of fouling the SSCS ships propellers (see the photos above and raw footage of the impact on the SSCS website). NAUTICAL LOG understands that the SSCS ships are still blocking the slipway and hopes that tactic continues to be effective in preventing whales being slaughtered.