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Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has criticized an Australian Marine Safety Authority report into the sinking of anti-whaling activist vessel Ady Gil.

The report makes no clear recommendation to legally pursue the captain of the Japanese whaler Shonan Maru 2 despite the Australian Government’s ability to do so.

“Australia which had the last port of call for the Ady Gil has unfettered ability to pursue the captain of the Japanese whaler Shonan maru 2 which ran down the Ady Gil and nearly killed the 6 crew aboard,” said Senator Brown.

“The report is a political cop out.

“Tokyo will love it.

Senator Brown called on the Federal Attorney General Robert McLelland to take action to prosecute the captain and crew of Shonan Maru 2.

The report is available here:
http://www.amsa.gov.au/shipping_safety/incident_reporting/documents/amsa-report-on-ady-gil-collision.pdf