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Sonnabend
02-15-2010, 12:26 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/sea-shepherd-skipper-boards-whaling-vessel-20100215-o0cf.html


The skipper of the Sea Shepherd vessel that was sunk in a Southern Ocean collision last month has today boarded the Japanese whaling security vessel that hit his boat.New Zealander Pete Bethune used a power-ski, under the cover of darkness, to clamber aboard the Shonan Maru No 2, said the anti-whaling group's leader, Paul Watson.And was promptly clapped in irons.:D


“His mission is to attempt a citizen's arrest of the skipper of Shonan Maru No.2 for the destruction of the Ady Gil and attempted murder of six Ady Gil crew,” Captain Watson said...under whose law?


He said Mr Bethune had a bill for $3 million to present to the Japanese boat's skipper and a demand for surrender. But Captain Watson said he anticipated Mr Bethune would be taken prisoner on the vessel when the Japanese crew discovered he was there. Captain Watson said the boarding in darkness was very difficult for Captain Bethune.Seeing as the chickenshit didnt have the guts to do it in broad daylight


"The first attempt he actually fell in the water and the jet-ski went back and retrieved him. [The crew] still didn't notice," Captain Watson told AAP.They probably did, and were too busy laughing hysterically


"It was extremely dangerous. He was boarding a ship going at 15 knots in total darkness in Southern Ocean waters, which are extremely frigid." Captain Bethune clambered aboard despite nets and anti-boarding spikes, and evaded detection by hiding on top of the wheelhouse for 90 minutes.Illegally boarding a foreign flag ship in international waters....


When dawn broke he knocked on the door and presented his orders for the skipper to surrender. Captain Watson said a Japanese crew member emerged to look for the boat on which Captain Bethune had arrived. Finding none, the crew member then went back inside, leaving Captain Bethune standing there."Captain, there's some lunatic on board, dunno how he got here, he says he has a bill and wants us to surrender"

*sounds of coffee being sprayed followed by fits of laughter"

"invite him inside and then arrest the idiot...oh and gimme that bill, I need some new toilet paper"


"Pete opened the door and walked into the wheelhouse ... that's the last we've heard of him," Captain Watson said. The boarding took place in international waters, not in Australian waters.BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Speedy
02-15-2010, 03:53 AM
I wonder if it will make Whale Wars. I hope that show is not cancelled, it is shaping up to be hilarious!

Apache
02-15-2010, 10:02 AM
So what charges will he face, and how long will he serve....:D

asdf2231
02-15-2010, 02:57 PM
"Oh him? Yeah, umm... We gave him a boat and he was gonna catch up to... Tokero! Get that life jacket and those Birkenstocks OUT of the automated canning machine! And make sure theres nothing else in there. Yeah! I KNOW it reeks like Patchouli, just do it!!!... Anyway he said he was gonna catch up to you and that he had a really great time. Did you try his cell?"