SYDNEY (AP) — 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.
No one was injured in Sunday's collision, though both ships received minor damage.
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.