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Sea Shepherd - Angry Fisherman Attack the Farley Mowat

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Farley Mowat Attacked by Mob of Angry Fishermen Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ship, the Farley Mowat, was attacked by a mob of 30-40 angry fishermen. The attack took place while berthed in the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.


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Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday June 27, 2008, 2:57 am
I loved those women standing up to that idiot.
Must remember to put the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon on my boycott list. What useless cops:( I can't believe they allowed that coward to keep swinging that axe around. The cops here would have shot him:) I kid you not:)

Past Member (0)
Friday June 27, 2008, 3:25 am

Thank you, Alicya

Sheila G (267)
Friday June 27, 2008, 3:26 am
The police should be brought up on the same charges those cowards should be hit with, they all need jail time. Attacking unarmed people with an ax??
I can't find where to place a comment in youtube on this video. TY for posting Alioya

Pam F (221)
Friday June 27, 2008, 3:35 am
Disgusting rabble - and that's just the cops! The mob were barbarians,pure and simple!
Protesting against the comments - violencs,aggression and axes because of "comments" - oh,VERY civilised!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday June 27, 2008, 3:50 am
Yuppers that little short wacko with the axe has some real issues.
Like inferiority complex, cowardice, did you see him keep popping like a little jack in the box, up and down up and down. When women can get a raise like this from a worthless male with no honor, you can bet they'll play it for all it's worth. I would:)

Pam F (221)
Friday June 27, 2008, 4:05 am
Sheila - there's a box for comments at the bottom of the page -

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Pamela Mendoza (126)
Friday June 27, 2008, 4:22 am
Kathy, I agree. What cowards. Those woman were great. I applaud them. These are very sick men. They need attitude ajustment. This is a really sick thing. If they were in the right they would not have cared if they were on video. When someone beats the people taking their pictures you know they are hiding something. I for one have know respect for them. These are the kind of people that need more than their heads examined. I am sending this to a lot of friends.

Ester Hellen (213)
Friday June 27, 2008, 5:11 am
Thank you very much Pamela. and all the others for taking some time to vieuw this video placed on youtube.
Yes the woman did GREAT,didnt they??
true spirit (lol)
Just sended the French embassy an email and this weekend I am going to send it to the Dutch as well,hopefully they will respond soon with some updates,my experience with them is very slow.......

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday June 27, 2008, 5:26 am
LMAO the little squirt with the Axe..ooooooooo he's a big man is he not...LOL What a bunch of shit. Sorry but ignorance was showing on the french side...I just wanna break the axe over his little head...

Big Gorilly Hugs

Friday June 27, 2008, 6:00 am
Noted & watched the video. The police should have asked for back-up if they were that scared to do anything. The so called men were tough with their axe, cutting the ropes. What a display of ignorance. TY Alicya for this & Kathy for the message.

Danielle L (146)
Friday June 27, 2008, 6:16 am
Thats the only place they feel safe enough to join the fight. against activists is when the french ready..

quel affichage désolé des hommes. Lutter contre une cause que nous devrions tout savoir est seulement signifié pour de bon. Vous des pêcheurs devriez être tous pris par le sea' ; fureur de s.

Wanda Briggs (0)
Friday June 27, 2008, 9:11 am
I'm not sure if any of you follow the Sea Shepherd activist group, but the Farley Mowat has been impounded by the Canadian authorities for around 75 days now after it was illegally boarded in international waters when the crew where filming seal cubs being slaughtered. Captain Watson is an amazing human being who is striving to protect the creatures of the oceans with the wider implication of our planet. Check out the Sea Shepherd website

Mara G (411)
Friday June 27, 2008, 10:26 am
To come with an ax is premeditated and should be assault with a deadly weapon. He could get 5 years here in the US for such a stunt. At the very least its destroying private property and the crew of the boat had every right to protect their property, through force if necessary. Crazy!!

Mara G (411)
Friday June 27, 2008, 10:27 am
Oh, I thought French Island was a salad dressing..HA!

Sheila G (267)
Friday June 27, 2008, 12:10 pm
thank you Pam, will go look, and I am laffing at you Kathy, little jack in the box, hah, I wish he could read that, the little Napoleon! hahaha

Jaclin S (230)
Friday June 27, 2008, 1:17 pm
Thanx Alicya. Noted. Blessings

. (0)
Friday June 27, 2008, 2:42 pm
noted thank you

Sandra W (42)
Friday June 27, 2008, 4:57 pm
noted ..of corse they are cowards they kill baby seals ...
sad thing is they think they are big brave men..
risking their lives on the spring ice of the st laurence to kill inocent defenceless baby seals..?
how f#%&*$ up is that?

Lisa P (5)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 3:57 am
I didn't see anyone being attacked, just angry fisherman cutting the mooring lines. It was direct action and property destruction, the same thing that the Sea Shepherd does on a daily basis. Maybe they can't take a dose of their own medicine?

Ester Hellen (213)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 5:21 am
Lisa.I am a donateur of SSCS and my hard earned money is going to defend the Oceans,the fishersman that hacked at the mooring lines of the Farley Mowat with an axe and ripped the gangplank from the ship, setting it dangerously adrift into the harbor.
Without engine power, the Farley Mowat drifted uncontrollably in serious danger of crashing into nearby rocks and/or ships in the harbor. Captain Cornelissen had no choice but to start the engines cold--risking irreparable damage--in order to avoid a potentially lethal collision.
So I see it as an attack on my believes and money too
What goes around comes around,waving with an axe tells me that they werent very friendly...the mob responded with a rain of stones and rocks that were thrown with the intent to injure," said Hammarstedt
From my opion I do believe that...those fishersman accted on their feelings and in a crowd on your own ground,the emotions can run wild
And I dont agree with you that SSCS does that on daily bases,if there are laws the politicians should stick with that!!
I had enough about killing the Ocean life,skinning babyseals alive or harpooning a whale.
Those fishersman are NO babyseals killers or whale hunters.
"However, when Paul Watson trivialized the death of fishermen from another community, the legendary hospitality of the islands of St Pierre & Miquelon could no longer apply to the Sea Shepherd Society":so one of the locals said.....
The action that SeaShepherd does should be done by our own Government.Japan does attack whales in international waters and they get away with it...

Sheila G (267)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 5:55 am
LISA the SSCS does what they do to rescue and protect, these cowards were attacking, as they always do, with weapons against anarmed living beings. There was an axe involved, the threat was there, a cameraperson was attacked, look at the film!!! An idiot with a dangerous weapon, looking impaired, and the police force stood by doing NOTHING! You can say what you please, but we can see what happened.

Ester j (32)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 9:19 am
Just watched it and Kathy is right,that little guy is jumping up and down up and down,I give you a star for your comment,made a good laugh

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday June 30, 2008, 12:54 am
Lisa might I suggest you watch the video again.
Rose colored glasses I suspect.

SAFETY – Mooring line Hazards: Bights & Snap-Backs
Bulletin 8- 2007 by Maritime New Zealand for foreign flagged vessels visiting New Zealand Ports.
Purpose: A seaman was killed in 2008 on a visiting foreign flag vessel during mooring operations while leaving a South Island port. His death was caused when a bight in a bow spring line, in which he was standing, suddenly tightened around his body and then pulled him through the mooring bitts.
A previous accident in the 1990s at a North Island port resulted in four seamen being killed when a mooring line snapped and recoiled back onto the foredeck of the ship. This was an example of a snap-back hazard.
BIGHTS- any rope or wire can be coiled, intentionally or by chance. A loop, coil or a section of loose line can injure or kill if the line suddenly tightens. The sudden tension of a line results not only in the tightening of any bights but also the rapid movement of the line towards the line of tension. This may result in any rope position off this line moving rapidly in that direction, lifting anyone or anything in its path. Unexpected tension on a slack line must be avoided at all times, and all working practices involving lines should have this as a core principle. Any line that is stored or coiled should be as close to the line of tension as possible to reduce the possible consequences of any unexpected load, drum slippage or line movement.
All temporary bights, loops or lines that are being deployed, stowed or recovered should be considered dangerous. People working in these areas need to watch closely how their feet are placed near bights or loops. WARNING: Bights in lines are dangerous! NEVER stand inside a bight. Know where your feet are while you work and regularly check that your feet are outside any bights. (MNZ showed diagrams to illustrate the danger zones where mooring line break and snap back occur).
All work places where mooring lines are under tension should use diagram or photograph to identify snap back zones in that area.


MILAN K (15)
Tuesday July 1, 2008, 2:46 pm
sea sheperd attacked an angry fisherman at the end of the day they are nothing but killers killing seals and whales the sea sheperd and the angry fisherman fighting because the sea sheperds are tellin the fishermans that they are not suppose to be in this area yet both the ships are out there to do the same job killing large sea mammelsin the ocean.

Lisa P (5)
Friday July 4, 2008, 10:39 am
I happen to know for a fact that the sea shepherd once used a device which they called "the can-opener" to rip a hole in the side of a fuel ship (they were coming out to re-fuel a whaling ship) in the southern ocean whale sanctuary. Think about what could have happened if that ship had sprung a fuel leak and the environmental damage that that could have done. I am not on the side of the fishermen (actually i have several good friends who have sailed with sea-shepherd). The point i'm trying to make is that anyone who has ever sailed with Paul Watson will tell you that the man is nothing if not reckless. He is also a liar. The man eats commercial seafood and yet claims that he is a vegan so he can get more donations. I am not the one wearing rose-colored glasses. I know that cutting mooring lines is dangerous, i have worked as a deckhand before and have first-hand experience with mooring lines. And i am not against sea-shepherd, i have been a member of earth first! for several years. I was just trying to make the point that what goes around comes around. Again, i have dear friends who have sailed with sea shepherd and the last thing i want is for any one to be injured, but i think most people know what they are signing up for when the join the sea-shepherd crew, they know its going to get ugly, and most seem to have the attitute of "bring it on" or "this means war". Just an opinion anyway, we can agree to disagree.

. (0)
Sunday July 6, 2008, 10:59 am
"but i think most people know what they are signing up for when the join the sea-shepherd crew, they know its going to get ugly, and most seem to have the attitute of "bring it on" or "this means war"."

Lisa,must say i disagree
Were did you hear from that Paul Watson eats commercial Seafood?Second,Illigal fisheries,whaling,ect need these hard acts these days.Going around with a banner that says Stop whaling isn't affective enough these days.Sea Shepherd really does the thing that others only talk about.I've met Captain Paul Watson and i believe he is a true,hard working, and affective enviroment activist.But my opinion,and we can agree to disagree

. (0)
Sunday July 6, 2008, 11:03 am
And to add,Yes,people who sign on to join the crew,know what there are up against,it means they support how SSCS work !!!And they have my support to.Happy that they saved 500 whales last year,happy they are cutting long lines and saving strangled sea creatures in it(if they still live) happy that they are the defenders,and happy that they have marine life as their clients

Roxann C (398)
Thursday July 17, 2008, 12:56 am
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