At one point the officer came into the room and asked if I had ever been in trouble in Portugal and then added, “Something about a Dutch ship about 10 years ago?”
“Hmmm, I don’t know anything about a Dutch ship 10 years ago,” I answered.
A few moments later he returned and said, “Excuse me, did you do anything illegal in the 70’s in Portugal?”
“I don’t think so. I uphold laws I don’t break them,” I responded.
“Well, it appears that you did something in Northern Portugal in the 70’s,” He said.
“Oh, they’re probably referring to when I chased the pirate whaler Sierra into Lexioes Harbor and rammed it twice. I don’t think that was illegal, I was never informed of any charges. The Port Captain was going to charge me with gross negligence but I told him there was nothing negligent about it, I hit the ship exactly where I intended to hit it. He told me he could not determine who the owner of the Sierra was and that I was free to go.”
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sea Shepherd Attends Whaling Conference
This makes for an entertaining read. First up, Paul Watson goes through Portuguese Customs: