Skip to comments.Activists board Japanese whaling ship
Posted on 01/08/2012 12:29:17 AM PST by bruinbirdman
The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group said three Australian activists were being held as "prisoners" by the Japanese harpoon fleet Sunday after sneaking aboard one of their vessels overnight to protest.
Sea Shepherd said they had helped the three men from the Forest Rescue Australia environmental group to board the Shonan Maru No.2 16 miles (26 kilometres) off Australia's west coast.
"The boats approached the Shonan Maru under the cover of darkness and the three negotiated their way past the razor wire and spikes and over the rails to successfully board the Japanese whaling vessel," Sea Shepherd said of the Forest Rescue trio.
They were now "being held as prisoners on board the Japanese vessel the Shonan Maru No. 2" which had been tailing the Sea Shepherd ship the Steve Irwin and contained "armed Japanese military personnel," Sea Shepherd claimed.
In statement Forest Rescue said it wanted to prevent the Shonan Maru from following the Steve Irwin back to the Southern Ocean.
The Steve Irwin had to return to Australia last week because another Sea Shepherd ship, the Brigitte Bardot, was damaged in high seas and had to be escorted home for repairs, setting back the group's annual hunt of the whalers.
Forest Rescue said it was "making a stand to assist Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in their campaign to end illegal whale poaching in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary."
"We are taking this action to remind the Australian government of their obligation to enforce existing laws pertaining to the prohibition of whaling ships in our waters," the group added.
"Forest Rescue are insulted and disappointed in our government for allowing the transit of whale poaching vessels in Australian waters."
The group has demanded that the Japanese return the three men -- Simon Peterffy, 44, Geoffrey Tuxworth, 47 and Glen Pendlebury,
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Try them as pirates.
Isn’t that the reason why ships carry flags, because they are essentially an extension of a country.
If that whaling ship had the Japan flags, those idiots essentially invaded Japan and were lucky the Japanese sailors just didn’t throw them overboard with anchors tied to their feet.
I don’t like either side.
But watching the incompetence of the Sea Shepherds is entertaining... I’m just surprised there aren’t more dead ones. From time to time they do some incredibly stupid things...
Every time you think a libtard has said or done the stupidest thing ever - they come through with something even better.
I hope the 3 pirates spend a long time in jail.
“...Forest Rescue Australia environmental group...”
They must have taken a wrong turn at Brisbane.
I hope the crew of the whaling ship is generous with the fresh red meat in their rations. What’s your pleasure, gents? Rare, medium, well done, sashimi-style? Our pleasure, guys. Only the choicest freshest cuts...
It might take them a couple of days for them to get hungry enough to get used to the idea, but they’d eat it. And since they’re probably not getting off that ship until it returns to Japan — and then into the custody of The Japan Coast Guard — they’ll have a long time to appreciate the flavor.
That there is an official act of piracy. Slit their frigging throats and dump the bodies overboard.
These inept bunch of hippies have done more to save whales than anything the gubmimt is doing. They are holding their gubmints feet to the fire. I give them a lot of credit for sticking up for a cause (a very worthy cause) they believe in. They literally risk their lives for what they believe in. You have to admire them for that.
I for one can't wait for the next episodes, looks like they will be doozies.
A search was conducted, without success...
You have the right to protest, but not damage property or risk other’s lives, which these idiots do too often.
Let’s hope they enjoy their stay in the Japanese Hilton.
You actually believe these worthless lefties are not a waste of carbon based life... How sweet...
Keep in mind that Norway takes more whales than Japan. No need to go to the Southern ocean. The pirates could try to take over Norse ships, but that would be a losing proposition. I understand the Norse have lengths of chain ready to help the pirates help the whales by converting them to fish food.
Communists risk their lives for what they believe in, too.
F***ing hippies can die.
Absolutely! Their entire purpose is to take over the ship and redirect its mission to something other than taking whales. You've just redefined piracy with the word protest and think that makes the activity acceptable.
Yes, I have heard the word 'protest.' It can be done, in this case, from land. A protest is strictly verbal. Once physical actions takes place, i.e. blocking access, physical confrontation, boarding ships,you have escalated past 'protest' to 'prevention' and 'provocation.'
Feeling stupid yet?
Now that there is funny.
By definition they are pirates. They boarded a vessel with the intent to do harm and in my opinion they should have been shot on site.
That would have made for some good TV.
So, the Japanese whaler has these three idiots in custody? OK, wait until there’s a pod of Killer Whales cruising by and throw them overboard. Killer Whales find environmentalist idiots to be quite tasty, though soft and squishy. [The Sea Shepherds have been known to give Killer Whales gas; evidenced by a huge bubble rising to the surface from behind the whale and smelling like methane gas.]
Given the type waters those vessels operate in, throwing them overboard sans cold weather gear would be sufficient. Their eco ship might or might not be able to rescue them.
I wouldn’t feed them to the killer whales.
I don’t think there’s much meat on eco-freak environmentalists, though they could do the killer whales good in terms of fibre.
When faced with Japanese imprisonment, some people might try to escape. Even take the table they are tied to with them.
On the far side of the ship...
So you’re ok with protestors breaking into your home at night and terrorizing your family so long as they aren’t trying to settle there?
They should hold them until their return to Japan where they should be placed on trial for Piracy.
A bread and water diet, would be appropriate.
Whales, drugs, child services......
For me, it is the MOST discouraging thing about being conservative..... conservative hypocrisy.....
I agree. Or better yet, just wrap some chain around them and throw them overboad one dark night. Like any other of the “occupy” crowd, the world would be a better place with them gone. Besides, the crabs and sharks need to eat too.
It’d be fun to turn the tables and Japan Self Defense Force commandos board the Sea Shepherd mothership, arrest Captain Cocoapuffs himself for piracy on the high seas and convey his @ss to Tokyo for trial.
Any Law of the Sea scholars out there?
And again, as a cruising sailor, I have to testify that a pirate is a pirate. Being held in chains for trial in a Japanese court is the most civilized treatment piratical perpetrators can hope for.
As far as I'm concerned, they can mount a .50cal on each whaling ship, see how committed the protestors are to their eco-jihad. People might actually watch the show.
The Japanese fish ebdangeres species out of protected areas where there is no fishing by law.
They claim this is research (for which they have offered not one paper or shown what so called research is for).
There are a limited number of these animals and they are dying out by way of the Japanese.
When they are not skinning animals alive they are doing this kind of stuff and other things we would find disgusting.
The government also took millions of disaster relief money and diverted it to fund the whalers.
Many who donated to Japanese relief want the money back because of funding things like this.
The Japanese are disgusting.
I agree, the Japanese should seize the boat and arrest the entire bunch for Piracy, take them back to Japan and put them on TRIAL for PIRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS. Promptly execute them upon conviction and this crap will stop.
How about using the greenie freaks as crab pot bait.....the Japs are pretty sinister when they want to be. Would not be past them if you look at their war crimes in China in WWII. Human experiments. Maybe eco freaks could be the new bait.
I taught my young teen, now fifteen, about the literal stupidity of liberals by watching and mocking this show.
These nimrods constantly break down the vessels via disrepair, forgetting to maintain...and put the naval eco occupiers in serious danger by lack of common survival sense and ignorance.
Can’t wait for this episode lol.
Hey faucetman - Drip Drip Drip
Feed the three whale blubber.
In the past, if you messed with a ship with a flag, that country would send the navy after you. So, I think the whaling captain could arrest the Sea Shepherd crew and sink their ship.
If there was a way to get that whale pod to go after the Sea Shepherd craft and gobble up the occupants, that would be better. Imagine what “Whale Wars” would look like if the pod trashed their high-tech tri-hull MV Brigitte Bardot and gobbled the occupants in a Sea Shepherd feeding frenzy? Now, that IS entertainment!
forcing your way onto a vessel is piracy... hell, even the coast guard or sheriff has to ask your permission to board your vessel....(if you did not ask for and receive permission to board, you have forced your way aboard)
I came to your conclusion years ago... do you beleive all republicans are conservatives? Of course not.... so, come over to the dark side, and try on a small l libertarian(not a big L nutcase like ron paul)....another word for us is strict constitutionalists.....
you can protest in public areas... in some countries... but in VERY few countries, ie: NONE, do you have ANY right to enter private property without permission and start ‘protesting’ via sabotage
if someone walked into your home to rip up your bible or tear your tv from the wall.. you’d be within your rights to shoot them
toss the hippies overboard... from the bow of the ship
*Maybe* the solution to Japanese Whaling is to send in MooseHell and have her give those 'backward little people' a good talking to about their diets.
Now looky here shorty. You'ze better stop eating Whale meat and eat things like Tofu Steaks and Arugula Salads instead. If you don't, I'll have Barry send over our Food Nazi, Mikey Bloomberg to run your little backward country.No offense meant to the Japanese. But Whaling isn't exactly a good thing either.
And trust me Yashimoto, you'ze won't like him one bit. 'Cause not only will he outlaw Whale Meat he'll make you stop eating Blowfish. That Fugu stuff can kill y'all and Mikey don't likez tings likez dat. Oh and eyez hopes you'ze all don't like salt 'cause Mikey sure don't.
Now you little people behave and get me my triple decker Chocolate Sundae.
And DON'T skimp on the whipped cream!
ps: I'm channeling Moochie's 'I'm better than everyone' attitude and what she likely says behind closed doors about all those who aren't 'her kind'.
What makes stupid folk so stupid (and entertaining) is they are too stupid to know it...
What makes stupid folk so stupid (and entertaining) is they are too stupid to know it...
I hear ya. I’ve no love for the whalers, but I despise the pirates.
Gotten awfully quiet, hasn’t he?