Tim Blair has a lot on it(Random had some the other day), and all of it, the actual video and such, says
A: the Sea Shepherd weenies are insane,
B: they either can't handle the damn boat, or are suicidal
C: are liars
D: Combination of the above(my choice).
Among other things, the escort ship that hit them weighs 491 tons and has a top speed of 12 knots; but we're supposed to believe it managed a 'sudden course change and dash' and caught a 13-ton boat that can hit a max 45 knots...