"Sea Shepherd Seeks Dutch Prosecution of Japanese Whalers"

"AMSTERDAM -- The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is lodging a second complaint with the Netherlands Public Prosecutor’s Office for serious fraud and environmental crime against the captain and crew of the Nisshin Maru, the Japanese whaling fleet’s factory ship."

"Sea Shepherd claims that Nisshin Maru Captain Tomoyuki Ogawa and his crew are guilty of piracy, violence against the crew of a sea vessel, endangering safe navigation and the destruction of Sea Shepherd vessels. All are punishable offenses under the Dutch Criminal Code.

The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office has jurisdiction since the Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker sail under the Dutch flag and the incidents in which they were damaged took place on the high seas."

Environment News Service had the story March 21, 2013.

Source: ENS, 03/25/2013