Do they still hang pirates from the yardarm?

The Green taliban ratbags who thought they could annoy Russians are finding out the hard way that Russians don’t really care about international opinion and they certain don’t care for smelly hippies boarding their ships illegally.

The two Kiwi ratbags arrested have now been charged with piracy also.

Russian investigators have charged the entire 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship – including two New Zealanders – with piracy for a protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic.

The Investigative Committee said in a statement that the charge, which can result in a 15-year prison term upon conviction, has been filed against 16 members of the crew, including a prominent Russian freelance photographer.

The crew’s other 14 members were similarly charged the day before.  

Do they still hand pirates from the yardarm?

This bunch of hippies have found out that their “we’re righteous, so we don’t worry about the rule of law” attitude actually sometimes has consequences beyond a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket.

It’s all shits and giggles until the fun the state charges them, impounds their boat and ties them up in legal knots for a decade or so.

Watch the useful idiots apply their NZ legal knowledge to a situation in Russia where the very idea of an independent judiciary is still considered a novelty.

 


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  • Greenpeace would spend their time better repopulating fish reserves.

    • Team ENZ

      more like feeding the artic fish..

  • ConwayCaptain

    In the 1800’s the Royal Navy cleared the seas of pirates. Not just the Caribbean but the S China Sea etc.
    One way they did it was coming into port with the bodies of the ringleaders hanging from the yardarm.

    • GregM

      Yep, Who was the alleged pirate R.N. Captain that whose body was returned to London, painted with pitch, then hung up in a gibbet by the docks for months?
      This was supposed to deter others from becoming pirates.

    • Col

      I like that, I notice Noddy Norman is hiding at the moment, he is a leader, we can put his name forward do you think?

  • Graham

    How do you “hand” a Pirate?

    • Orange

      glad hand maybe

      • richard.b

        glad hand = happy feet

    • manuka416

      Same way as any other bloke, but throw in the occasional “Yeee-aaaar matey!”

      • ConwayCaptain

        In Edwardian days it was fashionable for Royal Naval Officers to have tufts of hair on their cheeks.
        These were known as Buggers Grips

        • Roland

          I’ve heard of the ‘jolly roger’ but during WW2, my old man said they used to call them ‘jolly bottoms’

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      At sea, it’s called a reach-around. A more genteel form of sodomy…

  • Mickrodge

    Whilst few would disagree it’s pretty heavy handed it still warms the cockles of my heart to see these activist facing the consequences of their actions.

    It always surprises me how the Greens categorise breaking & entering, trespassing, destruction of private property & vandalism under “peaceful protest”.

    Their sanctimony knows no bound. My only concern is that a few months breaking rocks will just make these dimwits hero’s in the eyes of their unwashed ilk.

    • Patrick

      Heavy handed my arse, if they hadn’t explored the consequences of their actions before travelling to Russia then they are fools. Kind of like going to Saudi, thieving then complaining when they chop your hand off. Or trafficking drugs in Asia then whining when they line you up in front of a firing squad.

      • Honcho

        Exactly! no way would these hippies try to pull the same stunt in the Persian gulf.

      • Col

        More like putting your hand up and wanting to be a bomber for an Islam cause, the only problem here you don’t get 100 virgins. G/P have chewed more than they thought?

    • Mr_Blobby

      Nothing heavy handed at all, just the way it is. Look at that dick that got a free trip to Japan, renounced Sea Sheppard and then as soon as he was released started at it again.

  • AnonWgtn

    Think of the publicity Greenpeace continually require to enable succers to give them money.
    Do these fools realise that 40% of their donation goes directly to Amsterdam to support this kind of stupidity.
    They are a very rich political organisation,

    • Mr_Blobby

      They got a huge boost here when the stupid French came down and sunk there rust bucket in the Harbor. Then got caught.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Now fellows, this becomes John Key’s problem. He will be blamed. Life is so easy in NZ.

  • Phar Lap

    I was disappointed that Lawless Lucy was not amongst the riff raff.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      May be we could add communist Robyn Malcolm too….

    • Mr_Blobby

      Lawless will be more careful next time a conviction would finish her acting career in the states.

  • peterwn

    However the Russians have spoilt the story by claiming Greenpeace is funded by USA business interests intent on snuffing out potential competition from the Russians. Now of course there are some film stars, senile businesspeople, etc who pump large sums into Greenpeace, but they do not have business reasons on their minds.

  • tarkwin

    Walking the plank has a nice ring to it.

    • GazzW

      Fifteen years in a gulag comes close.

  • Col

    I hope all the Greenpeace troops get together and go to Russia to protest, we should be free of them for 10 to 15 years, go RUSSIA.

    • mike

      Yeah, I’m waiting for the hippies to go protest outside the courts and then get banged up themselves… or shot when they tussle with the Russian security forces. They will not give back anybody’s flag!

  • Sponge

    I see that vile rat faced cunt Gareth Hughes is calling on the Government to assist the pirates. Typical.

    • GazzW

      Hey Clintovich!

      • P1LL

        HAHAHA. Perfek comment Gaz (said in my best David Jason / Pop Larkin voice)

  • roxo

    Hang on a moment . . let me get this clear.
    Greepeace illegally board a vessel in international waters – this is called peaceful protest by them but is actually piracy.
    Russia board a vessel in international waters that contains previously mentioned pirates and this is called piracy by the pirates who are peaceful protesters.
    Peaceful protesters protest piracy by pirate police.
    Oh fuck I give up just send them to prison for being cunts

  • ConwayCaptain

    In the 1960’s I worked for Swires in HK. There had been severe piracy in the S China Sea between the wars and on the China Coast.
    The ships had anti piracy doors and armed guards. In the Company’s Standing Orders it stated that the 2nd mate was to make sure all anti piracy screens were locked and that the guards were issued with ammunition.
    In another part of the orders it also state when Frock Coats were to be worn!!!

    • Hazards001

      OK…so don’t keep us in suspense for ever….When were they to be worn?

      • conwaycaptain

        They bwere worn on special occasions.

        IN the RN if you were going to get a bollocking from the C in C or whoever senior it was told it was a “Frock Coat and swords” occasion. Now I think it is called “an interview without coffee”

        • Hazards001

          Those were the days. Real men dressed up for their dressing down.

  • Day Day

    Given the Russian authorities seized the Arctic Sunrise, all the I/T on board & in possession of the activists. I suspect they have now got a good enough case to press piracy charges.

    Lucky they weren’t Somalians.

  • Patrick

    These fools don’t realise GreenPeace HQ will be secretly hoping this goes badly wrong in Russia, what better way to reinvigorate their financial donors than having a bunch locked up in Russia. Kind of like what happened after the Rainbow Warrior bombing.

  • ConwayCaptain

    I sill have to dig out my Ship Master’s Law book and type out thye preamble to the LLoyds ins policy for you.

  • Mr_Blobby

    These fucktards don’t protest in most countries, now Russia will be added to the list.

    Sent my email of congratulations to the Russian embassy.

    Imagine if they turned up off the shore of North Korea, or Somalia to tell them how things should be.

    Note to NZ Government protesting is OK, as long as you don’t mess with other peoples shit. Take a leaf out of the Russian handbook on how to deal with law breakers.

  • ConwayCaptain

    Here we go
    Touching the adventures and perils which we the assurers are content to bear and do take upon us in this voyage, they are of the seas, men of war, fire, enemies, pirates, rovers, thieves, jettisons, letter of mart and countermart, surprisals, takings at sea, arrests, restraints, and detainments of all kings, princes and people, of what nation, quality or condition soever, barratry of the master and mariners, and of all other perils, lossess and misfortunes that have or shall come to the hurt, detriment or damage of the said goods and merchandises, and ship, etc or any part thereof.

  • MrAuz1989

    Once hanged, isn’t the body kept in place until 3 tides have washed over it. Execution AND a bath, no wonder they are worried!

    • ConwayCaptain

      Yes at execution dock

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