Joshua Tallis

Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd Debate Continues: Navy or Piracy?

By Joshua Tallis 2016-09-28 21:05:58

A recent pair of dueling articles first published on the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) sparked a firestorm of debate. The point of contention: does the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s (SSCS) fleet of whaler-chasing ships constituted a navy?  The conversation was lively, informed, and freewheeling, bouncing from historical examples of British privateers to modern day terrorists in a bid to pin down a surprisingly elusive understanding of a navy’s central organizing principle. Interspersed throughout this debate is a...

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