The Daily Bork

June 08, 2005

Potato torpedos locked and loaded

Someone get these fishermen a beer!

Greenpeace New Zealand campaigner Carmen Gravatt who was on board the protest boat Rainbow Warrior, said activists delayed the vessel, the Ocean Reward, from deploying its net by attaching an inflatable life-raft.

She said crew from the Ocean Reward, owned by Nelson company Talley's Fisheries Ltd, responded by shooting whole potatoes at the activists from compressed air guns and sprayed with high pressure fire hoses.

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