The people's navies

IssueFebruary 2008
News by Andrea D'Cruz

The "People's Navy" solidarity voyage to Diego Garcia (see last issue) has made further progress: the Cindik boat has reached Egypt, and the Musichana is moving on from Thailand. They are set to meet in the Maldives.

To the south, a Greenpeace boat chasing a Japanese whale-hunting fleet has refused to disclose the co-ordinates of the fleet to a Sea Shepherd vessel doing the same, claiming its tactics violate principles of nonviolence.

As widely reported, two Sea Shepherd activists were held on a Japanese whaler for 48 hours.