12 Feb '12, 5am

Sea Shepherd Crewmember knocked into frigid Antarctic waters by Japanese Water Cannon via @seashepherd

Sea Shepherd Crewmember knocked into frigid Antarctic waters by Japanese Water Cannon February 11, 2012 Sea Shepherd Crewmember knocked into frigid Antarctic waters by Japanese Water Cannon Second Mate on the Steve Irwin, Beck Straussner, from Maui, Hawaii photo: Billy Danger / SS Beck Straussner (42) of the United States was knocked off his jet ski by the Yushin Maru No. 2 in a confrontation between whalers and whale defenders in the waters off the coast of Antarctica. The incident happened at 67 Degrees 05 minutes South and 163 Degrees 59 minutes West about 580 miles off Marie Byrd Land at 1700 Hours (Eastern Australia Standard Time). In an effort to slow down the tailing harpoon vessel, the Steve Irwin deployed three inflatable boats and a jet ski in an attempt to force the Yushin Maru No. 2 to fall behind to allow the Steve Irwin to escape. Beck was knocked off his jet...

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