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(AU) Damaged Sea Shepherd ship on heads to Fremantle
[Sydney Morning Herald]
Conservation group Sea Shepherd has reached one of its ships that became stranded after a big wave cracked its hull.
The scouting vessel Brigitte Bardot made a distress call after a
six-metre wave cracked its hull in the Southern Ocean on Wednesday
The incident happened about 1500 nautical miles (2800km) south-west of
Captain Paul Watson, aboard the group's flagship vessel Steve Irwin, said it took 18 hours battling rough seas with five-to-six-metre waves to reach the damaged ship.