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Reply #20: and conversely, can the whaling ships sue the sea shepard for damage to their ships? [View All]

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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 03:15 PM
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20. and conversely, can the whaling ships sue the sea shepard for damage to their ships?
Edited on Mon Feb-12-07 03:16 PM by SemperEadem
what I'm concerned about is the sea shepard, while yes, doing a noble thing, does not know what weapons other ships have onboard to handle what can be termed 'pirate threats'. The Ss can be easily crippled and sunk, taking her crew down with her or picked off and shot dead in their lifeboats as they wait like sitting ducks for help, being that they are in international waters.

I think Japan needs to be dragged to the negotiation table over this and not allowed to leave until they honor a whaling ban... and I think deep economic restrictions should be put upon them til they do. Whaling is a horrible, unnecessary and obsolete event--and a country's hubris or nationalism is no excuse to keep on engaging in it.
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