Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DID NOT TAKE LONG

As we thought and mentioned in our recent Post (INTERCEPT) the Sea Shepherd pirate group (now under Australian National Command Authority !!) have violated the U.S. Ninth District Circuit Court Injunction. 

Readers will recall that the Injunction imposed on the SSCS pirate fleet the duty of remaining 500 metres from any Japanese Whaling Fleet (JWF) vessel.  However the SSCS/SSAL DVV2 Brigitte Bardot under command of Jean Yves Terlain violated that order already.  To quote from The Age a leading Australian newspaper;

"In the first test of the conservation group's shift of its anti-whaling campaign to Australian hands, the lawyer (Mr. Neupert for the JWF) claims the Bardot closed on the harpoon ship MS Yushin Maru No. 3 ............ and came within 18.5 metres on January 29, 2013."

The Group's lawyer says that SSCS has no shareholding or control in Sea Shepherd Australia Limited (SSAL) which is run by Australian Bob Brown the former Greens Party leader of the Australian Parliament.  Further SSAL is responsible for the Antarctic campaign. 

All this lawyering certainly appears to make things much easier, and far less excusable, for the Australian Government to shut the entire whaling season down, sent everybody back to their home countries and put all the SSCS/SSAL vessel's under Admiralty Writ arrested in an Australian Port. 

But do not hold your breadth waiting for the red-headed Scottish/Australian Prime Minister to give that order.

Good Watch.

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