Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has appealed to the British and Australia governments to secure the release of two environmental terrorists being held aboard a Japanese whaling ship. The two boarded the Yushin Maru number 2 to hand the Captain a letter about killing whales - and were prevented from leaving the vessel.Sea Shepherd says the men, who are part of the crew of the vessel Steve Irwin, were tied to a radar mast on the ship, but Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research - the front for the whaling industry - denies that. It says the men, an Australian and a Briton, are locked in a cabin for illegally boarding the ship. Sea Shepherd's ship Steve Irwin is now pursuing the Japanese whaling vessel.