Japanese Coast Guard Shoots Ship’s Captain

Peter Boucher over at Peter’s Points comments on the worrying shooting of Paul Watson, master of the Steve Irwin, the Sea Shepherd vessel which is tracking illegal Japanese whaler Nisshin Maru . Fortunately Watson was wearing a kevlar jacket and survived.

The shot was fired without warning.

A number of well-armed, uniformed Japanese Coast Guard personnel are aboard the Nisshin Maru to protect its right to illegally kill whales in a whale sanctuary, and apparently shoot seafarers.

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