Sea Shepherd sues for piracy - in Holland
Friday 08 January 2010
The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling organisation is to sue the crew of Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru 2 for piracy in the Dutch courts, lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld said on Friday
The Japanese ship was involved in the sinking of the €950,000 futuristic anti-whaling boat Ady Gil owned by Sea Shepherd on Wednesday. The Ady Gil was trying to stop the Shonan Maru hunting for whales 2,500 km south of Tasmania.
The lawyer says the decision to sue in the Netherlands is justified because one of the six-strong Ady Gil crew is Dutch and the organisation's fleet flag carrier, the ship Steve Irwin, is registered in the Netherlands.
'There is enough evidence,' she said. 'The collision has been recorded on film.'
For the BBC report on the incident, click here
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