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Monday, January 30, 2006

Harassment of harassers

“What we do is at our pleasure. We harass outlaw fishermen for pleasure . We go watching for whalers for pleasure. We hunt whalers and sealers for pleasure. In fact I derive a great deal of pleasure from defending marine life on the high seas.” So says Capt Paul Watson of the Farley Mowat after being detained by Cape Town authorities.

Watson contends that the South Africans were acting under pressure from the Japanese, who feared that the Farley Mowat had docked to refuel and then resume its harassment of the whaling boats. The boat had recently spent 50 days in the Antarctic with vessels from Greenpeace on a mission to prevent Japan's whaling fleet from killing 850 minke whales and 10 fin whales.

Canadian Anti-whaling Ship Detained

Dwayne Clark's Boating Safety Law and News Blog
hosts an excellent video on a dangerous Greenpeace/whaler encounter.

1 comment:

Dwayne Clark said...


I don't know if you saw it but I have posted some Greenpeace video on our blog. This is a brutal conflict at sea.