Like many others here I have worked at sea, even within the Artic circle on various research ships.
The conditions and temperatures of the water here (and the southern ocean which is even worse due to the distances for rescue) mean I have no sympathy for these guys antics, well intentioned or not.
If I was on a ship and these guys turned up it would on the water cannon and using the harpoons on them.
After all I would reason, these guys are mental and its them or us!
Environmental protest is one thing but these guys are environ-mental cases.
These guys are so extreme and dangerous I am not surprised that even Greenpeace want nothing to do with them.
As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.........