Monday, April 14, 2008

Pirates captured !

From the VOCM News site:

War Of Words Continues
April 14, 2008

Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn has fired back at the head of the Sea Shepherd Society. The Farley Mowat was boarded Saturday and the captain and first officer were arrested. The ship has been impounded and remains docked in Sydney harbour.The captain and first officer have been granted bail. Hearn says Paul Watson's claims about the ship being Dutch shouldn't play a huge role because his department followed proper protocol in boarding and seizing the vessel. Hearn says Canadian and International laws for boarding and seizing vessels were properly followed and the only say the Dutch government will have is if they agree or disagree with the protocol. It's a decision Hearn says they'll have to live by. In the meantime, Hearn says Watson is anything but a fearless leader when he's consistently commenting from anywhere but on board the Farley Mowat with his followers. Hearn says Watson is not willing to stand with his crew and would rather see them take the fall while he watches and comments from a distance in Los Angeles and now New York. Hearn also took the time to respond to Watson's "dare" last week for his department to board and seize the Farley Mowat. Hearn had two simple words for Watson. "I did!."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we printed the photo and placed it on our office bulletin board.