Yes. You may have watched the television series, "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet. You may have even been entertained by those episodes, but in the opinion of one mariner, the acts of this group amounts to nothing more than piracy. I'm not a legal expert and some of my esteemed lawyer friends can correct me, but I believe they would be most closely defined as a terrorist cell. Seems to me that most of that group on the ship has WAY too much time on their hands.