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  • Sea Shepherd Embarks on Latest Whale Defense Campaign Against Japanese Whalers

    12/06/2016 6:09:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 5, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has kicked off its 11th Antarctic whale defense campaign with two Sea Shepherd vessels now on their way to the Southern Ocean to intercept the Japanese whaling fleet. The two vessels, the Steve Irwin and the new Ocean Warrior, departed over the weekend from Melbourne and Hobart, respectively. The vessels are headed for the Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese whaling fleet, which departed last month.
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Sea Shepherd ships dock in Australia without boss

    03/20/2013 9:11:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 20, 2013 | Rod Mcguirk
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The founder of Sea Shepherd left the environmental group's fleet of anti-whaling ships before they docked in Australia on Wednesday, though the government says it has no reason to arrest him at the moment. Three Sea Shepherd ships docked at the southern port of Williamstown after weeks of harassing Japanese whalers in the Antarctic Ocean during the annual whaling season. The Washington state-based organization, which the United States' largest federal court last month labeled "pirates," said [Paul] Watson, a 62-year-old Canadian, had left the fleet before it reached Australia for fear of arrest. His whereabouts have...
  • Sea Shepherd whale activists called pirates, lose ruling by 9th Circuit judges

    02/27/2013 11:05:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 27, 2013 | Richard Reed
    Video and slideshow at link. A federal appeals court panel has branded a Northwest anti-whaling group "pirates," ordering a halt to attacks on Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters. The outspoken opinion, which reads at times more like "Moby Dick" than a court decision, hands a victory to Miller Nash, a Portland law firm that took the controversial step of representing Japan's whale hunters . The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opinion issued late Monday is also unusual for ordering the transfer of a lower-court judge from the case, finding that U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones made "numerous, serious...
  • Dramatic collision in Southern Ocean leaves anti-whaling boat damaged [w/video]

    02/25/2013 1:58:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Grind TV ^ | February 25, 2013 | Pete Thomas
    A controversial group opposing Japanese whaling in the Antarctic region on Monday released video showing one of its ships, the Bob Barker, being sandwiched tightly between two larger vessels: a Japanese whaling ship and a Korean refueling tanker. It also shows what's said to be a flash-bang grenade explosion near the stern of the refueling ship, Sun Laurel. The dramatic incident surely ranks as among the most tense in the years-long history of clashes between the whalers and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • Radical environmentalism growing, report warns; Sparks Greenpeace dismissal

    07/29/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | July 29, 2012 | Jim Bronskill,
    There is a "growing radicalized environmentalist faction" in Canada that is opposed to the country's energy sector policies, warns a newly declassified intelligence report. The RCMP criminal intelligence assessment, focusing on Canadian waters, cites potential dangers from environmental activists to offshore oil platforms and hazardous marine shipments, representing perhaps the starkest assessment of such threats by the Canadian security community to date. The report drew a sharp dismissal from Greenpeace — a prominent environmental group singled out in the document
  • Eco-warrior, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson faces charges in Germany

    05/13/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 14, 2012 10:05AM | unattributed
    A FOUNDER of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, has been arrested in Germany, the group has said. Captain Watson was arrested for the alleged violation of ships traffic in Guatemalan waters in 2002, over his involvement in interrupting the activities of a shark finning operation. A statement released by the group said Captain Watson had been given orders by Guatemalan authorities to intercept the boat, Varadero, and escort the crew to port to be prosecuted. "While escorting the Varadero back to port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew," the...
  • Whale Wars Thread - Hippies Failing Badly LIVE

    04/27/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 153 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/27/11 | Dengar01
    Hippies Failing Badly!TM Please let me know if you want on or off the Whale Wars ping list. The hippies return tonight at 8 EST and 9 EST the first being a Whale Wars Operation Bluefin And then a Whale Wars Spinoff - Whale Wars Viking Shores.
  • Japan grounds F-15s after fuel tank falls off

    10/07/2011 10:06:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 8 Oct 2011 | Eric Talmadge
    Japan has grounded its F-15 fighters for the second time in three months after a fuel tank and parts of a mock missile fell off a jet on a training mission, officials said Saturday. Japan Air Self-Defense Force officials said that the flight suspension involves all missions except emergency scrambles and will last until the safety of Japan's 202 F-15 fighters has been confirmed. No one was injured in Friday's incident near Komatsu base in western Japan and the pilot landed safely. In July, Japan's F-15s were grounded after one of the jets crashed into the East China Sea. The...
  • Sea Shepherd Prevents Pilot Whale Bloodshed in the Faeroe Islands (Whale Wars)

    08/26/2011 6:06:21 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 53 replies
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ^ | 8/26/11 | Sea Shepherd
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Ferocious Isles pilot whale defense campaign is almost over and it looks like our objective has been achieved. Not a single whale or dolphin has been killed on the beaches or in the waters of the Faeroe Islands under our watch this July and August. Earlier in the summer, the Faeroese police ordered that no grinds (pilot whale drives and slaughter) would be allowed for as long as the Sea Shepherd ships were in Faeroese waters. Thus, our mere watchful presence prevented any killings this summer saving hundreds of whales as a result. Not a...
  • ‘Whale Wars’ Spin-Off Coming To Animal Planet

    07/28/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 47 replies
    ecorazzi ^ | July 25, 2011 | Michael dEstries
    All signs pointed to this development earlier this summer and now Animal Planet has gone and made it official: “Whale Wars” is getting a spin-off series. The cable network, obviously eager to expand one of its longest-running hit series, will focus on the Sea Shepherd’s efforts to to stop an annual whale hunt known as “The Grind” in the Faroes Islands. The Lizard Trading Company, which produces the series for Animal Planet, started filming for the tentatively titled “Faroe Island Project” back on July 15th. As the press release notes, the Sea Shepherd’s Faroes campaign has gotten off to a...
  • Sea Shepherd Ship Detained In Shetland Islands - $1.4m Bond Needed To Free It

    07/21/2011 5:12:08 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 48 replies ^ | 07.21.11 | Matthew McDermott
    After last year's successful actions against illegal bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean, Sea Shepherd is facing a legal setback. The activist organization, subject on Animal Planet's Whale Wars series, has been hit by a lawsuit brought by Maltese fishermen who claim Sea Shepherd caused them commercial damage. As a result the Shepherd's ship the Steve Irwin is being detained in the Shetland Islands by a British court. Should the bond of over $1.4 million not be posted the ship will be held until the trial and possibly sold. Sea Shepherd is soliciting donations to help raise the money to...
  • Whaling meeting 'ignores needs of whales' (IWC Censures Sea Shepherd)

    07/17/2011 2:42:46 AM PDT · by tlb · 72 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2011 | Richard Black
    The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting has closed after a tense final day when relations between opposing blocs came close to collapse. Latin American nations attempted to force a vote on a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. Pro-whaling countries walked out, but eventually it was decided to shelve any vote until next year's meeting. Earlier in the meeting, governments agreed new regulations designed to prevent "cash for votes" scandals that have plagued the IWC in the past, and passed a resolution censuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for putting safety at risk during its...
  • Whale Wars Live Thread (Final Season Episode Two)

    06/10/2011 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | June 10, 2011
    Welcome to Hippies Failing Badly!TM   BATTLE CRYFriday, June 10, 8PM e/p The Sea Shepherds depart on their 2010/2011 ant-whaling campaign with a new, fast interceptor vessel. Early on, they find two harpoon ships before the whaling fleet has killed a single whale. Could they be set up for their most successful campaign ever? Video: Operation No Compromise Video: Blood and Sweat Video: Testing the Spud Gun Video: Whaling Fleet Found Deleted: Security Breach Deleted: Tailed by Mystery Boat   NO ESCAPEPremiering Friday, June 10, 9PM e/p After engaging the harpoon ships using the small boat teams, Captain Paul Watson...
  • Whale Wars Final Season? (Season 4 starts June 3)

    05/15/2011 2:09:50 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies ^ | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Joel
    On June 3rd, 2011, Animal Planet’s popular series Whale Wars just may enter into its fourth and final season. The new ten-episode season continues to follow Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they attempt to stop the Japanese from whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Last year, when the Japanese whale meat processing ship – the Nisshin Maru – turned around and set its course back to its homeport in mid-February, Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds declared a cautious victory. The whalers’ actions not only signaled a possible victory for the Sea Shepherd,...
  • Japanese Whaling Fleet goes back to Japan (Whale Wars)

    02/18/2011 5:01:18 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 25 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 2/17/11 | Sea Shepherd
    VSO Day Victory in the Southern Ocean Day for the Whales Pilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace. Photo: Barbara VeigaPilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace. Photo: Barbara VeigaIt’s official – the Japanese whaling fleet has called it quits in the Southern Ocean, at least for this season. And if they return next season, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be ready to resume their efforts to obstruct and disable illegal Japanese whaling operations. “The Nisshin Maru made a significant course change immediately after the Japanese government made it official that the...
  • Sea Shepherd Interrupts Illegal Whale Slaughter (WHALE WARS)

    02/09/2011 11:51:05 AM PST · by Dengar01 · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 2/9/11 | Sea Shepherd
    The Sea Shepherd scout vessel Gojira found the illegal Japanese whaling ship Sea Shepherd calls the Cetacean Death Star at 2115 NZST on February 9th. The Nisshin Maru was caught in the process of unlawfully flensing a whale on their aft deck at the position of 74 degrees 16 minutes south and 149 degrees 2 minutes west. The Gojira immediately gave chase as the Nisshin Maru attempted to escape by entering a field of ice. The Gojira attempted to block the huge factory ship to buy time for the Bob Barker to arrive from some 28 miles away. Captain Locky...
  • Riding a Storm in Pursuit of a Black-Hearted Sun (Whale Wars Thread)

    01/16/2011 4:11:55 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 15 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 1/15/11 | Sea Shepherd
    Riding a Storm in Pursuit of a Black-Hearted Sun It is Day Seventeen since finding the Japanese whaling fleet, and it is a wee bit uncomfortable today after the whaling fleet supply vessel Sun Laurel decided to lead us into a storm to try and shake the Bob Barker and the Steve Irwin off its tail. We are now over 300 miles north of the Antarctic Treaty Zone Boundary and the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as the Sun Laurel wanders northward and eastward hoping to unload her cargo of heavy fuel for the Nisshin Maru and diesel fuel for the...
  • Japan to host summit of 27 whaling nations (Whale Wars Thread)

    11/23/2010 7:21:01 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11/24/10 | Rick Wallace
    JAPAN has attracted 27 countries to a summit of pro-whaling nations to be held next week. This comes as the Japanese whaling fleet prepares to leave port for its annual hunt in the Southern Ocean. The Japanese Fisheries Agency announced it would convene the summit after the collapse in June of international talks on a compromise plan to phase out the Antarctic whale hunt in return for a resumption of limited commercial whaling. The contentious Antarctic hunt - expected to again be the target of protests from the Sea Shepherd conservation group - is carried out under Japan's officially sanctioned...
  • Sea Shepherd’s New Interceptor Vessel Revealed

    10/28/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 30 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | October 24, 2010 | Michael dEstries
    The Sea Shepherd officially announced their new replacement for the sunk Ady Gil at a fundraising benefit in the Hollywood Hills this evening — and Ecorazzi’s Megan Blanchard was on the scene interviewing celebrities and supporters. More on the evening later, but for now, here are some first (cell phone) shots of the new ship that will be joining the Bob Barker and the Steve Irwin during Operation No Compromise this coming December. Anyone else think this thing looks like a Klingon ship from “Star Trek”? [UPDATE: All signs currently point to this ship being the former "Ocean Adventurer 7"...
  • Scientific American Proposes Global Warming Solution: Contraception and Safe Abortion

    10/15/2010 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 38 replies · 3+ views
    The Business & Media Institute ^ | October 15, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The use of birth control has been an issue debated by ethicists in the United States for over a century. Until now, it’s been a moral issue, and few mainstream voices ever advocated the use of birth control for environmental reasons. On Scientific American’s website, an Oct. 11 article by David Biello argues that if we were able to lower the growth of the world’s population, the amount of carbon that is expected to be emitted into the atmosphere would significantly diminish. He cited a study from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research that explained demographic ties to the...
  • Sea Shepherd To Unveil New Interceptor Vessel

    10/15/2010 5:25:56 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Ecorazzi ^ | October 13, 2010 | Michael dEstries
    The Sea Shepherd have officially secured a replacement for the sunk Ady Gil. ... As for the type of vessel the conservation org is revealing is anyone’s guess. The group has been tight-lipped about a successor for the speedy Gil ever since it sank after a collision last January (or intentionally scuttled, depending on who you believe) — although it appears that they may have had the new boat as early as July. “Sea Shepherd has acquired a new fast vessel to replace the Ady Gil,” Watson wrote on his Facebook page around July 12th. “The name will be posted...
  • Anti-whaling activist says Sea Shepherd sank its own ship

    10/07/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct 7, 2010
    A former Sea Shepherd activist on Thursday accused the militant conservation group of deliberately sinking one of its own ships as a publicity stunt after a collision with a Japanese whaler. New Zealander Pete Bethune labelled Sea Shepherd's leadership "morally bankrupt" for allegedly ordering the hi-tech trimaran "Ady Gil" to be scuttled after it collided with a Japanese whaler last January in the Southern Ocean. Bethune, the Ady Gil's captain, said Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson ordered the ship's sinking to "garner sympathy with the public and to create better TV" in the publicity battle against Japan's Antarctic whaling program....
  • Sea Shepherd Distance Themselves From ‘Unknown’ Blackfish (Paul Watson caught lying)

    10/02/2010 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    ecorazzi ^ | September 30, 2010 | Michael dEstries
    In light of the newly revealed “Blackfish” organization cutting nets holding dolphins in Taiji earlier this week, Captain Paul Watson has written an article clarifying what little the Sea Shepherd know about the European conservation group.“Who and what is blackfish? We do not know,” writes Watson. “In fact, until the report that dolphin holding pen nets had been cut in Taiji harbour and a release to that effect was posted, we had never heard of this group.”What’s odd about this statement is that all of the Blackfish co-founders: Arne Feuerhahn, Christine Bindal, and Wietse van der Werf — are...
  • Whale Warrior “Captain Pete Bethune” Free to Return Home (Whale Wars)

    07/07/2010 4:31:09 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 38 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 7/7/10 | Sea Shepherd
    On January 6, 2010, Captain Hiroyuki Komura of the illegal Japanese whaling vessel the Shonan Maru #2 deliberately rammed and destroyed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s vessel, the Ady Gil. Captain Komura almost killed six Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers and did not respond to the Ady Gil’s mayday distress signal. Japanese authorities refused to cooperate in investigations and declined requests by Australian and New Zealand maritime authorities to question Captain Komura. Instead, Captain Peter Bethune, the man who Captain Komura almost killed and whose ship was destroyed, was taken back to Japan literally as a prisoner of war abducted from the...
  • Whaling activist Peter Bethune faces two years in jail

    06/10/2010 4:04:16 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 18 replies · 482+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 11, 2010 12:00AM | Rick Wallace, Tokyo correspondent
    JAPANESE prosecutors have demanded a two-year prison sentence for Sea Shepherd activist Peter Bethune over an assault charge stemming from his boarding of a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean. The New Zealander has been detained since his arrest over the boarding in February, during which Japanese prosecutors allege he injured a crewman on board the Shonan Maru 2 by throwing a bottle of rancid butter at him. Prosecutors told Tokyo District Court yesterday that chemical burns to the face of a 24-year-old whaler were "clearly caused by rancid butter fired by the defendant". Bethune, 45, clambered aboard the...
  • Japan seeks arrest of Sea Shepherd chief

    04/29/2010 11:15:05 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 660+ views
    Nine News ^ | April 30, 2010
    Japan plans to seek an international arrest warrant against the leader of the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd over tense high-seas clashes, the nation's public broadcaster says. The Japan Coast Guard has obtained an arrest warrant in Tokyo against 59-year-old Canadian Paul Watson for allegedly instructing members of his group to obstruct Japan's whaling mission and causing injury to Japanese crew, NHK said on Friday. Japan will seek his arrest through the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), NHK said. No immediate confirmation of the report was available from the coast guard. The last ship of Japan's Antarctic whaling fleet sailed home...
  • Japan whaling fleet brings home catch below target (Whale Wars)

    04/12/2010 2:18:35 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 45 replies · 858+ views ^ | 04.12.10, | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO -- Japan's biggest whaling ship returned to Tokyo on Monday bringing home only half its catch target after its expedition to the Antarctic Ocean was disrupted by anti-whaling protesters. The Nisshin Maru, the main harpoon ship of the five-vessel fleet, docked in the Tokyo harbor with harvests from the five-month season that began in November. The rest of the fleet returned over the past few weeks, including a ship that brought back an environmental activist who brazenly boarded it to protest the hunt. The fleet killed 506 minke whales and one fin whale during its expedition, fulfilling more than...
  • AFP raids anti-whaling boats - for Japan

    03/06/2010 3:14:26 AM PST · by myknowledge · 25 replies · 797+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 6, 2010 | Kym Agius and Paul Carter
    The Australian Federal Police have raided two boats owned by the anti-whaling group the Sea Shepherd at the behest of Japanese authorities. Both the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker were raided by AFP officers as they docked in Hobart on Saturday. Their arrival marked the end of their summer campaign, chasing and clashing with the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean. The Steve Irwin arrived to Princes Wharf about 8.30am (AEDT) - engine problems had cut short this season's campaign. It was greeted by a crowd of well wishers but federal police officers were also there - armed...
  • Sea Shepherd Receives an additional €1 Million Euros from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    02/20/2010 5:13:31 PM PST · by at bay · 121 replies · 1,191+ views
    Sea Shepherd Society ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Extra funds to support ongoing project to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve On February 4th, 2010, at the Goed Geld Gala in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery not only donated the annual amount of half a million Euros, they also handed over an additional check worth €1 million to Geert Vons, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s General Director of the Netherlands and Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Galapagos. The extra funds will support Sea Shepherd’s ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, a UN World Heritage Site. Despite clear rules and legislation, commercial fisheries are still exploiting the legally...
  • Captain Watson Sets the Record Straight

    02/16/2010 8:41:56 AM PST · by at bay · 452 replies · 4,977+ views
    Sea Sheperd home page ^ | 2-01-2010 | Paul "Douche" Watson
    It has been two months since we began operations with Operation Waltzing Matilda. Two months ago, we began with three vessels. We now have two, having lost the Ady Gil when the Japanese whaler Shonan Maru No. 2 cut it in half and sank it on January 6th, 2010. During the last two months, the Steve Irwin has engaged the Shonan Maru No. 2 in numerous skirmishes and the Sea Shepherd ships Bob Barker and the Ady Gil engaged the main body of the whaling fleet, a day that disrupted the whaling activities and ended with the destruction of our...
  • Man Regurgitated From Whale lives To Tell About It

    02/14/2010 8:43:13 AM PST · by OneVike · 26 replies · 1,384+ views
    Enterprise Record Post Scripts | 12/14/10 | Chuck Ness
    These past few weeks I have shared various stories about whales. There was the story about Orca, the killer whale, that decided to take a break from the performance at San Diego's Sea World to eat a pelican that dropped onto the water while the spectators looked on. I also shared the heartwarming tale of the penguin who did all he could to dodge the clutches of a killer whale until he decided to put his trust in mankind by jumping into a rubber raft of spectators for safety. Then just this past week I shared with everyone my...
  • Video Proof Sea the Shepherd Activists Are Pirates Bent on Killing Humans

    02/12/2010 11:42:08 AM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies · 816+ views
    The Way One Vike See's It ^ | 2/12/10 | One Vike
    In my ongoing series of proving that the Sea Shepherd Group is nothing more then a terrorists organization, I have shown a video of the Ady Gill causing its own demise. I posted a video of the activists throwing bottles of but butyric acid at a whaler ship. I also posted evidence that butyric acid can make humans ill and even blind them if the acid get in the eyes. Later I will later show evidence of them using lasers to damage the optic lenses of surveillance video cameras on the whalers so there is no video evidence of their...
  • 3 Japanese whalers injured in protest action (butyric acid lobbed at crew members)

    02/11/2010 7:54:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | Owen Pye - ap
    SYDNEY – Three crew members of a Japanese whaling vessel suffered face and eye injuries from acid fired by anti-whaling protesters during their latest clash in the Antarctic Ocean, their Japanese employers said Friday. The Sea Shepherd protesters said they lobbed butyric acid, produced from stinking rancid butter, which they often aim at the whalers to try to disrupt the annual Japanese hunt. The activists maintain that butyric acid is nontoxic. ... Glenn Inwood, spokesman for Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research, said the injuries were not serious, but he cautioned that butyric acid can cause temporary blindness.
  • Another Japanese whaling boat collides with Sea Shepherd boat

    02/07/2010 12:22:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 73 replies · 2,210+ views
    ANOTHER collision has occurred between a Japanese whaling vessel and an anti-whaling Sea Shepherd vessel, this time its latest to enter the fray the Bob Barker. The anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said at 12.09pm today the Yushin Maru 3 intentionally rammed the Bob Barker penetrating its hull and endangering the lives of its crew. No-one was injured. The collision follows a collision between the space age carbon fibre trimaran Ady Gil and the Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru 2 on January 6.
  • Sea Shepherd lodges piracy charge against Japanese ship

    01/08/2010 4:19:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 100 replies · 2,487+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 9, 2010
    ENVIRONMENT lobby group Sea Shepherd has lodged a piracy complaint in the Netherlands against the captain and crew of a Japanese ship that collided with one of its vessels. "We have lodged a complaint of piracy with the Dutch prosecuting authority against the captain and crew of the Japanese vessel," Sea Shepherd legal representative Liesbeth Zegveld told AFP today. "This was close to murder. It was such an extreme act that if no-one takes action now, we may have an even more serious incident in future." The New Zealand-registered Ady Gil, a high-tech protest boat of the Sea Shepherd group,...
  • Whaling Collision [Video of Japanese Vessel Ramming Protestors' Anti- Whaling Stealth Boat]

    01/07/2010 8:35:41 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 52 replies · 2,178+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6 January 2010 | Sky News
    Japanese vessel smashes into Sea Shepherd anti-whaling boat Ady Gil in Aussie waters. Sea Shephard wants police in Antarctica. Videos
  • Ady Gil sinks after whaling skirmish

    01/07/2010 6:52:08 PM PST · by myknowledge · 458 replies · 10,212+ views
    The Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling speedboat Ady Gill has sunk after it was sliced in two by a Japanese whaling vessel during a clash in the Southern Ocean on Wednesday. Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson told ABC News Breakfast the Ady Gill went down shortly before 3:30am AEDT while it was being towed to a French research base by the group's Bob Barker boat. "I think they were towing for about six or seven hours," he said. "Even the act of towing was taking more water on. The Japanese vessel had cut the vessel completely in half and made it unseaworthy."...
  • Protest ship 'sunk by whalers'

    01/05/2010 10:12:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 72 replies · 2,327+ views ^ | 6th January 2010
    ANTI-whaling group Sea Shepherd have confirmed one of their protest ships was sunk by Japanese whalers. The Ady Gil, a lightweight 24m (79-foot) boat went under after being rammed off Antarctica by Shonam Maru, a ship detailed to provide security to the rest of the whaling fleet. All six crew members have been rescued.
  • Video of Sea Shepherd / Japanese ship collision

    01/06/2010 8:00:42 AM PST · by kingu · 365 replies · 5,593+ views
    YouTube ^ | January 6th, 2010 | Unknown
    Sea Shepherd announced yesterday that the Ady Gil, formerly known as the EarthRace, was struck by the Japanese fleet while it was dead in the water, slicing off the bow of the craft, and forcing the rescue of the six souls aboard. In fact, Captain Watson was quoted as saying that this event was captured on film, and will show the Japanese ship turned strongly and suddenly, attacking the small boat.
  • Space-age powerboat 'sliced in two' by Japan whalers

    01/06/2010 4:39:29 AM PST · by myknowledge · 128 replies · 3,971+ views
    AFP (hosted on Google) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Amy Coopes
    SYDNEY — A space-age powerboat sent to harass Japanese whalers was rammed and sliced in two in its very first clash on Wednesday, activists said, dramatically escalating hostilities in icy Antarctic seas. The futuristic Ady Gil trimaran, which holds the round-the-world record and was enlisted by militant activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for this whaling season, received "catastrophic damage" and was sinking, they said. All six crew, who earlier hurled stink bombs at the whalers to disrupt their annual hunt, were rescued unharmed by Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker ship. Activists described the attack as unprovoked and said it...
  • Greenpeace ruling overturned ( criminal negligence reinstated )

    07/06/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The Fort Mill Times ^ | July 03, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A Ketchikan jury correctly convicted a Greenpeace ship's captain of criminal negligence for sailing in Alaska waters without the proper oil spill response plan, the state appeals court ruled Thursday. The opinion partly cancels a 2005 decision by a Ketchikan judge to overturn guilty verdicts against Greenpeace Inc. and Arctic Sunrise Capt. Arne Sorensen of misdemeanor charges. At the time of its anti-logging campaign, the ship was carrying more than 70,000 gallons of "petroleum products," according to district court documents. In Alaska, non-tank vessels larger than 400 gross tons must file an oil spill response plan application five days before...
  • Anti-sealing activists to appear in court ( Sea Shepherd )

    04/13/2008 9:40:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 332+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 13, 2008
    The captain and first officer of the anti-sealing ship the Farley Mowat were due to appear in court in Sydney, N.S., on Sunday, a day after their arrest off the west coast of Newfoundland. They have been charged with interfering with the seal hunt after a confrontation with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker two weeks ago. Their vessel was boarded and seized Saturday in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by RCMP officers, working with officials from the federal Fisheries Department and the coast guard... Paul Watson of the international group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which owns the vessel, said its...
  • Sinker of ships once a rainbow warrior

    01/18/2008 4:34:25 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies · 128+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 19th January 2008 | Sian Powell
    WHEN the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the French in the port of Auckland in 1985 the world was appalled. The bombing of the converted trawler was deplored as a violent and dangerous act: Portuguese photographer Fernando Pereira was killed. But in a bizarre development, a founding member of Greenpeace has embraced the tactics of the French secret service. Canadian Paul Watson is a sinker of ships. Captain Watson left Greenpeace in 1977 and formed the US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -- a vigilante environmentalist group that has sunk 10 ships since 1979. Sea Shepherd's actions have split...
  • Anti-whaling activists detained on Japanese ship

    01/15/2008 7:27:33 PM PST · by ricks_place · 39 replies · 2,066+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 1/15/09 | Allegra Stratton and agencies
    Two members of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd are reportedly being held against their will on a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters. In a vessel called Steve Irwin, members of the group had been pursuing Japan's annual whaling hunt in the Antarctic for almost a month. After locating five Japanese whaling boats this morning, two of its activists – Australian Benjamin Potts and British man Giles Lane – boarded the Yushin Maru No 2 vessel. They handed the crew a letter advising them they were "illegally killing whales" and were then detained. "They were successful in delivering the...
  • Japanese whalers seize British protester and tie him to harpoon ship

    01/15/2008 7:43:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 170 replies · 539+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 15, 2008 | RICHARD SHEARS
    Japanese whalers seize British protester and tie him to harpoon shipBy RICHARD SHEARS - More by this author » Last updated at 23:00pm on 15th January 2008This is the moment a British anti-whaling activist was taken captive on a Japanese harpoon ship. Giles Lane appears to be crying out in pain as the sailors surround him and bind him. In the dramatic pictures his companion, an Australian, is wrapped around with rope and seems powerless to help. Scroll down for more... Captured: Giles Lane, left, appears to cry out while his Australian companion (right) looks on Colleagues of the pair...
  • Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist

    02/28/2007 12:16:19 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP, Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | February 28, 2007 | Rod McGuirk
    Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist By ROD MCGUIRK ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER MELBOURNE, Australia -- Paul Watson flies the Jolly Roger from his ship and boasts of ramming more boats than any living seafarer, part of an anti-whaling crusade that even Greenpeace calls too radical. Watson and his group came under withering criticism this season, summer in the Antarctic, for tactics that some say put the lives of whales above the lives of people. A Japanese whaling ship caught fire after being chased and harassed by Watson's fleet, the ships and volunteers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which not only...
  • Activists Attack Japanese Whaling Vessel

    02/09/2007 9:36:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 999+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/9/7 | RAY LILLEY
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Two activists attacked a Japanese whaling ship with a bottle of acid and a smoke bomb Friday, slightly injuring two crew members after the vessel helped rescue the protesters from the icy Ross Sea off Antarctica, officials said. The activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society protest ship Farley Mowat disappeared during a confrontation with the Nisshin Maru but were found after about seven hours, with members of the Japanese whaling expedition assisting.
  • U.S. Supports and Protects Known Terrorist Group

    02/08/2006 12:08:34 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 7 replies · 479+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 8, 2006 | Myles Higgins
    For many of those who contribute to the Sea Shepherd Society, Paul Watson is recognized as a man who cares about nature and has dedicated his life to protecting it. I don’t doubt that there is some truth to that perception, but many others outside his sphere of influence also recognize him as nothing more than a home grown terrorist.