High-Tech Whale Wars: 8 Weapons Used In The Fight Down Under

The Ady Gil (Formerly known as 'Earthrace')

The Ady Gil is certainly the most formidable weapon that the Sea Shepherd have added this year to the Antarctic campaign. We'll discuss some of the newly added tech to this boat in coming slides, but first a look at the black beast herself.

Not only is this wave-piercing trimaran capable of running circles around the Japanese harpoon ships (thanks to two 540hp Cummins Mercruiser engines), but it reportedly can also submerge in up to 23 feet of water if it hits some nasty, big waves.

Bonus: The ship is designed to right itself when capsized. Let's hope they don't have to prove that it works.

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