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Maltese legal challenge blocks Sea Shepherd

MostlyMaltaTimes Of MaltaThe Sea Shepherd's ship, Steve Irwin, is being detained in Scotland after a Maltese tuna company filed a civil lawsuit for damages in the British High Court.

The vessel, owned by the marine wildlife conservation organisation, was last summer involved in an incident with Maltese fishermen off the Libyan coast. It is being detained in the port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

The Steve Irwin had rammed the pen, owned by Fish and Fish, to free the bluefin tuna its crew believed was caught illegally.

The Rural Affairs Ministry had defended the fishing operation, insisting all the paperwork was in order, and condemned the attack. Fish and Fish had estimated that the cost of losing 600 fish, weighing some 3


Added: Jul-19-2011 Occurred On: Jul-19-2011
By: Stealthy6
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