On March 30, 2008, while attempting to provoke a confrontation, the Farley Mowat maneuvered itself in front of the Coast Guard vessel Des Groseilliers to cause a collision between the two vessels. The CCG icebreaker was taking part in seal hunt enforcement operations at the time.
This organization is known to use this tactic to generate photo opportunities, which generate publicity and bolster their fundraising efforts - an action I find despicable...
Members of the Sea Sheppard Society, who tried to attract media attention by manoeuvring their boat to cause a collision with a Coast Guard vessel, should reconsider their shameful tactics which jeopardize the safety and security of people involved in the annual seal hunt. If the crew of the Farley Mowat valued life as much as they say they do, they would immediately remove themselves from the area, and not attack Coast Guard vessels while they protect our sealers.
Here is the news story about the incident, with Sea Shepherd activists claiming an intentional ramming. I don't believe them for a second. They are very radical, whose leader has accused humanity of being a virus on the planet, with the "cure" against us requiring a "radical and invasive approach." Moreover, we are talking about a Canadian Coast Guard ship here.