First of all there was apparently a contest on eBay to vote for your favorite charity and according to Sea Shepherd they won a $15,000 grant to continue piracy operations. Also it was reported that 'Wats-his-name' is busy shopping in Friday Harbor,WA where he has a home. Since he is under an INTERPOL Blue Notice it is hard to understand how he can travel around the world at will - but that's how it is.
Secondly Peter Bethune who faced fifteen (15) years for piracy in Japan was sentenced to two (2) years due to the decency and understanding of the Japanese prosecutors, who decide the sentencing under Japanese Law. Due to further understanding by the Japanese Court judicial panel of three judges the sentence was suspended for five (5) years and Bethune will be deported back to New Zealand on July 09, 2010. One can read the long ranting report of the SSCS Press Release but NAUTICAL LOG is not going to publish any of it.
So now we can look forward to more ramming and violence in the 2010-2011 whaling season and one fears the inevitable death of a seafarer in these ships. Then we shall have the usually outpouring of pompous statements, hysterics, flowers, and teddy bears that these occasions bring on. We seem to be living in a highly irresponsible world.