Two ships hit - level 3

Two ships hit - level 3

11-02-2014 07:00

Sea Shepherd Australia collides with a Japanese whaling boat in the southern ocean.

The conservation group, which has long been challenging the legality of Japan’s annual whale hunt, released the video, which appears to show one of its ships, the Bob Barker, being struck by the harpoon vessel, as it crossed in front of its bow.

According to the organisation, the ship was rammed as part of what they called an “attack” by three Japanese boats on two Sea Shepherd ships.

The group says that more than 10,000 whales have been killed since the start of the international moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.

Difficult words: challenge (question), annual (happening every year), vessel (ship), bow (front part of a ship), ram (hit), moratorium (official stopping of an activity for a period of time).

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