Anti-whaling Sea Shepherd captain faces criminal charges (PHOTOS)

(TOKYO) — The captain of U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel has been charged with five crimes as a result of recent clashes with Japanese whaling ships, Environment News Service reported. The captain was the master of the catamaran Ady Gil, which was rammed and sunk by the Japanese ship during the anti-whaling protest. The defendant, who boarded the whaling ship attempting to make a citizen’s arrest, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the trespass, vandalism and weapons charges.
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By Professional Mariner Staff