Footage shows protester's ship ramming tuna cage
Libyan assistance to fishermen prompted by diplomatic request
New footage taken by fishermen shows the flagship of the Sea Shepherd tuna conservation campaign, the Steve Irwin, deliberately ramming a tuna cage even though there were men on the gangway of the cage.
The footage appears to belie claims by the Sea Shepherd that its ship was pushed onto the cage when it was hit by the fishermen' vessel.
Meanwhile, it had also emerged that Libya's assistance to fishermen towing tuna toMalta last weekend was prompted by a diplomatic request sent to the Libyan European Affairs Directorate.
The directorate was contacted soon after the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ship Steve Irwin was seen approaching a pen being towed by the Cesare Rustico last Saturday morning, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Search and Rescue Centre,
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