The five Sea Shepherd crew members on board the Steve Irwin found Tasmanian police back at their ship a few weeks after they had confiscated all their video material from the latest campaign. But this time, the police arrived to protect the crew.
“Someone called in a bomb threat about 20 minutes ago, stating that it would detonate in 30 minutes,” a police officer told the crew. “You therefore have 10 minutes left.”
No bomb went off and all five crew members are safe. Captain Paul Watson said this is not the first time the ship has had a bomb threat against them and that he does not expect it to be the last.
“I appreciate the quick response of the Tasmanian police and the readiness of the Sea Shepherd crew,” said Watson. “As ranking onboard officer Pedro Montiero responded coolly and efficiently. The event was given the seriousness required without panic or anxiety.”
“We must always remember that we are in a war to save this planet from ourselves and retaliation must always be expected and attacks from cowards who make bomb threats should always be anticipated.”
Photo: Sea Shepherd