Sea Shepherd protesters may be tried in Japan after boarding whaling vessel, being detained
The Federal Government is trying to ensure the safe return of three whaling activists aboard a Japanese whaling security ship.
The West Australian men from the Forest Rescue environmental group boarded the Japanese security vessel Shonan Maru No.2 in waters off the coast of Bunbury overnight Saturday.
The daring mission was aimed at forcing the vessel to stop tailing the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's anti-whaling flagship, the Steve Irwin.
The men climbed past razorwire and spikes to board the ship and deliver a message: "Return us to shore in Australia and then remove yourself from our waters."
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