Rammed Vessel Ady Gil Sinks
On January 8, 2010 at 17:20 (GMT) the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Bob Barker reported the last known position of another Sea Shepherd vessel, the Ady Gil, to the Australian Rescue Coordination Center (ARCC). This report was made because the Ady Gilwhich was originally going to be towed to a nearby baseis now sinking and could pose a navigation hazard for the next two to three hours.
During the final towing attempt, the ropes holding the Ady Gil in place behind the Bob Barker snappedseemingly the result of water accumulating in the vessel. Upon examination, the Ady Gil was found to be approximately 30% submerged, including the engine room and main fuel tanks.