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Japanese whaling vessel, protest ship collide in icy waters off Antarctica
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:47 PM EST
A Japanese whaling ship and a protest boat have collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, and both sides are blaming each other for the crash.
Protest group Sea Shepherd said the whaling vessels got too close to their ships and crashed into their boat, the Bob Barker. Japan says the Bob Barker got too close to their whaling ship.
Sea Shepherd said the Bob Barker's bow and anchor were damaged, and Japan said their ship received damage to a railing and its hull.
Australia's Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt on Monday ordered an investigation into the collision.