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Free Sea Shepherds ship-URGENT new petition February 10, 2006 7:17 PM

Free Sea Shepherd's Ship Unlawful Detention of Sea Shepherd Flag Ship Continues While Whales Are Being Massacred In The Antarctic Ocean Cape Town, 10 February 2006: The SEA SHEPHERD Conservation Society’s flag ship, the Farley Mowat, remains incarcerated in Cape Town Harbour after being detained by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) upon arrival in Cape Town on 24 January, 2006, from her anti-whaling campaign in the Antarctic waters. Neither SEA SHEPHERD nor the Farley Mowat has violated any South African laws or contravened any international regulations to warrant this detention. The Farley Mowat has done nothing but hinder Japan in its illegal slaughter of whales, the same whales that many of us enjoy seeing along our coast, and on which the entire South African whale watching industry is built. Despite not having presented a credible reason for the detention of the Farley Mowat, the detention order issued by SAMSA remains in force and the vessel incarcerated in the Cape Town harbour where it is moored at M-Berth, adjacent to the Cape Town Yacht Club. To justify the detention SAMSA has variously alleged that the Farley Mowat is not in possession of the relevant safety certificates, that it is not in compliance with its Canadian registration requirements or that it is incorrectly registered by Canada, that it is not appropriately manned, or that it does not have adequate safety equipment on board. All of these allegations are factually incorrect and appear to be convenient constructs through which to justify the continued unlawful detention of the Farley Mowat. In all of its activities, including its recent campaign against the illegal slaughter of whales by Japan in the Antarctic waters, SEA SHEPHERD upholds the United Nations Charter for the Protection of Nature, enforces regulations, and protects the marine environment.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 10, 2006 7:20 PM

*signed*  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Feb.10 February 10, 2006 7:42 PM

I signed it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 10, 2006 7:43 PM

Signed and forwarded!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 10, 2006 7:47 PM

But you know, I think the creatures that are holding it hostage would listen to money, a lot faster than they would care about a petition. Sorry to say.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
note this please February 10, 2006 7:56 PM

1Noted Environment: Sea Shepherd to Take South African Bureaucrats to Court (pub: 3 minutes ago. from: Today the Cape Times published an article about Sea Shepherd’s ongoing challenge with the authorities of South Africa. The authorities continue to demand commercial vessel documentation from the Society’s flagship Farley Mowat Boris B. ( comments | problem? )  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 10, 2006 7:58 PM  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
. February 10, 2006 8:28 PM

Signed.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Petition February 10, 2006 9:21 PM

I signed,thank you for posting the petition. Stormy  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 11, 2006 1:14 PM

I signed Thanks for posting the petition  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 13, 2006 8:55 AM

Thank you, Adriana! You signed this petition at: 5:56 AM PST, Feb 13, 2006  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I have signed February 13, 2006 10:53 AM

today. Thanks.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
please consider noting this news post February 13, 2006 11:03 AM

it would be nice to get this story on the front page -- please take some time to note it -- 12Noted Environment: New Captain of the Farley Mowat – Alex Cornelissen (pub: 3 days ago. from: Captain Paul Watson has turned command of the Farley Mowat over to 1st Officer Alex Cornelissen. Alex, a citizen of the Netherlands, has been a crewmember on the Farley Mowat since the summer of 2002. He has been 1st Officer since April 2003. Captai LadyGayleGrey B. ( 0 comments | problem? )  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 14, 2006 9:06 AM

Signed ;)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thanks! February 22, 2006 7:23 PM

Thanks so much for putting this petition link up here! It's greatly appreciated! *thumbsup*  [ send green star]
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