Originally Posted by 65T500
It seems the Japanese have just let the SS numb-nuts follow them around and stop them from whaling. I mean, they could have easily had their boats flank the processing ship on either side and then the processing ship could have sped up, turned and left the SS dingle berries in the dust. The harpoon ships would have blocked the SS from turning to follow until it was too late. They need to study some wartime tactics.
It's almost like they just didn't care to get away. Now I would laugh my butt off if we all found out that there was another processing ship loading itself to the gills somewhere else. Imagine the look on the hippies when they found out they were bamboozled.
I somewhat agree. The second the heli took off from the Irwin, two harpoon vessels and the MS-II should have "boxed" in the Irwin, from the rear and sides. The MS-II could simply have turned on it's water cannon, not allowing the heli to land. Or let it land and then blast it.
The Irwin couldn't have done anything, except possibly ram a side ship.
Also, when the Japanese pulled out their own portable "spud guns", I was hoping they were flame-throwers. That would have been pretty cool, though not sure of the legalities.
The Japanese let that opportunity slipped through their fingers.