this morning from gCaptain news...Paul Watson skips bail and takes a powder!
You know, I don't have a problem with Sea Shepard Society's cause but there is just something about Watson that truly makes me want to see him rot for years in some 3rd world prison. The man's entire history is one of being a flaming Prima Dona ASSHOLE!WANTED: Whale Wars’ Paul Watson
By gCaptain Staff On August 9, 2012
America’s most notorious and controversial ship captain is now an international fugitive.
On Wednesday, INTERPOL formally issued a Red Notice for Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (and Whale Wars fame) after the notorious sea captain skipped bail in Germany as he faced extradition to Costa Rica.
Although not technically an arrest warrant (as Interpol does not have the authority to issue arrest warrants), a Red Notice is the highest level of alert INTERPOL can issue to its 190 member nations. This notice puts the onus on the specific country on whether or not to detain Watson.
In May, Paul Watson was arrested in Germany on grounds of a 10-year old Costa Rican arrest warrant that sought his extradition back to the Central American country to face charges equivalent to attempted murder. Germany eventually granted Watson bail, which he posted, however Watson fled the country on July 22nd after 70 days under house arrest.
“Watson’s failure to satisfy the bail conditions set by the German court,” INTERPOL says in its notice, “and the additional information provided by Costa Rica concerning the underlying charges, it was concluded that a Red Notice could be issued in compliance with INTERPOL’s Constitution and rules.”
In its notice, INTERPOL specifies the charges against Watson as ‘causing a danger of drowning or of an air disaster’ in connection to an alleged water cannon incident that took place in April 2002 while filming Sharkwater, a documentary film meant to expose the ugly shark-hunting/finning industry.
The specific incident in question took place in Guatemalan waters, when Sea Shepherd encountered an illegal shark-finning operation run by the Costa Rican vessel, the Varadero. On order of Guatemalan authorities, Sea Shepherd instructed the crew of the Varadero to cease their shark-finning activities and head back to port to be prosecuted. While escorting the Varadero back to port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew. To avoid the Guatemalan gunboat, Sea Shepherd then set sail for Costa Rica, where the crew continued their operations.
On their website, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society calls the charges against Watson “bogus” and “politically motivated”.
“The elevation of the attack against our organization and our founder, Captain Watson, is not unexpected,” said Susan Hartland, Administrative Director of Sea Shepherd. “Costa Rica has been acting as a puppet for Japan throughout this case and we expect that to continue,” she said. “Japan is driving this effort in retaliation for our successful campaigns to stop them from whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We’ve cost them millions of dollars and exposed their shame to the world because of their refusal to stop the slaughter of whales in an established sanctuary under the lie and loophole of ‘research.’”
I wonder now what would happen if he were to try to return to the US or Canada? I hope he tries!
Hey Admiralante Phat Phuck...you can run and you can hide but you can't do it forever!
Last edited by c.captain; August 10th, 2012 at 07:08 PM.
Brilliant observation and a very appropriate comparison.Originally Posted by Sweat-n-Grease
Wow he managed to escape Ze germans? He's like a fat jason bourne
They probably realized how much free press he was getting from this and looked the other way.
Originally Posted by exsubguy
Haha, nice. +1
just had to post this one I found of the EweToob
now back to our pillorying of the perfectly pompous Paul Watson
Capt. P is crazy as a bildge rat, I hope he gets away. Keep a tight line.
Great post. Thanks for the memories.Originally Posted by c.captain
Lol, morning already sea dog? All hands on deck pirates on the port bowOriginally Posted by c.captain
For 20 points what was the name of the actor who did the voice for the good cap'n and what more famous cartoon character did he also do the voice of?
This guy is way to much of a Joke to be called a Clown, never mind how the Clowns would feel being put on the same level as this Asshole!!!
I remember years ago working on a Small Tanker in NY Harbor (Dragon Lady) that was involved in dumping Poison (Legally) at sea. Some idiots claiming to be from Greenpeace shackled themselves to the anchor chain. Good thing for them as the windless was screwed up as I am not sure that we could have stopped the Old Man from dropping the anchor. They did fix the Windless the next week, coincidence maybe but maybe not.
All we can hope for is something happens and this Asshole disappears. I just hope that it happens before he kills one of the Trust Fund Babies that crew his "Yachts". Let's see how many run from him once someone gets hurt or killed because of his stupid moves.
I love whales and do not like the way Japan goes about it but putting these "kids" lives at risk is unforgivable.
A Good Friend will Bail you out of Jail, But a Great Friend will be sitting right next to you saying WOW that was a Blast!
Daws Butler did the voice of many of them as well.
Five, four, three, two, one....GO!
I bet ol' SafetyFirst is in apoplexy at how I have changed the subject again and again! Bwahaha on him!
I am amazed that he has not pissed off the wrong fisherman yet, and they go below deck to bring out a .50 cal or something and give the whole bunch a sudden fatal case of lead poisoning
Dang capt I gonna have to take that as a homework assignment and bring to school monday.