NORWALK, Conn. -- Video footage of Peter Willcox, captain of the "Arctic Sunrise," has been released by Greenpeace following charges by the Russian government that the Norwalk resident, 27, his crew and two freelance photographers committed piracy while protesting oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
In the video, Willcox, handcuffed to a Russian official, describes to an unknown Russian videographer the moment that Russian authorities boarded the ship.
He details what the Russians took from the ship and where his crew members were kept during the boarding.
Dubbed the "Arctic 30" by Greenpeace, two people from the Greenpeace ship reportedly attempted to climb a Russian oil drilling platform on Sept. 18 during a protest. Russian authorities responded swiftly, taking the ship at gunpoint and towing it back to the mainland.
Greenpeace called the seizure of the boat "illegal" and is intending to file a criminal complaint over the incident and over alleged rights violations.
Willcox and his crew face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of piracy.
Greenpeace is also claiming the imprisoned crew members are being treated inhumanely while in custody.