Pete Bethune’s Got the Biggest Balls of Them All

February 15, 2010

AC/DC needs to update their classic song “Big Balls” with a final verse about Pete Bethune, because—say what you want about the Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling efforts—Pete’s got the biggest balls of them all.

Last month, you may recall that the Sea Shepherd’s Ady Gil was rammed in arctic waters by a Japanese whaling vessel. One Sea Shepherd crew member suffered broken ribs, and the Ady Gil was torn in half and sank.

So check this out: the Ady Gil’s skipper, Pete Bethune, just sneaked on board one of Japan’s security ships, then handed over a bill for $3 million for his sunk ship, while claiming he had authority to arrest the captain. According to the Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson:

It was extremely dangerous. He was boarding a ship going at 15 knots in total darkness in Southern Ocean waters, which are extremely frigid.

His mission is to attempt a citizen’s arrest of the skipper of Shonan Maru No.2 for the destruction of the Ady Gil and attempted murder of six Ady Gil crew. [Link]

And now Bethune is making himself right at home on the Japanese ship, refusing to leave unless he’s handed back over to the Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin. (Via Hawthorne.) Link.

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