Readers may remember a while back when a bunch of ‘activists’ from Greenpeace tried to board the Prirazlomnayaa Russian oil rig? Greenpeace stated shock and ‘extreme disappointment’ when the entire crew and protesters off the Arctic Sunrise were slung into the local chokey, many on a charge of ‘piracy’. Cue large and regimented quantities of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. Eventually, the protesters were released, after their mummies stated they would be smacked if they did it again.
An International Arbitration Panel awarded $5.8 million in damages, and told the Russians not to do it again, as they had been extremely naughty.
The Russians, who had not taken part in the Arbitration Scheme, stated their reply would be forthcoming!