Home | Thursday 4th August 2011 | Issue 782
SAFE TO GO BACK IN THE WATER?
The ship they can’t kill: Sea Shepherd’s notorious Steve Irwin vessel was detained on July 15th - with a little help from the British judiciary system (See SchNEWS 781) - but just over a fortnight later, on Tuesday (2nd), the sea-faring group amazingly managed to raise the £520,000 bond needed to get the ship back in the water.
The battle has been won but the war between Sea Shepherd and the Maltese company Fish and Fish is not over. A court date is imminent, but not yet set, for a confrontation on land between the marine wildlife conservationists and the bluefin tuna poachers. Watch this space.
* Meanwhile next on the agenda are the Faroes Islands and the protection of the endangered Pilot Whales. The slaughter of around 950 whales per annum is known as the Grindadrap, or Grind for short. For more info and updates check www.seashepherd.org