Motor boat ‘Krym’ rams Russian tanker ‘Mekhanik Pogodin’ in Kherson

Source : 112 Ukraine

The tanker was not damaged, the owner of the motorboat was hospitalized with head injuries
14:39, 18 September 2018

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On Sunday, September 16, at about 20:00 a motorboat of a local resident rammed the Russian tanker ‘Mekhanik Pogodin’ moored near Naftohavan in Kherson. This was reported by the local New Day news agency.

"The motorboat with the symbolic name ‘Krym,’ (the name means 'Crimea' - rammed into the broadside of ‘Mekhanik Pogodin’ in the evening. The solid metal board was not damaged, and the boat was thrown to the concrete berth and rumpled quite a lot. However, its 38-year-old owner survived, but with a fractured head, a torn wound on the back and numerous bruises all over the body. He was taken from the place of the accident to regional clinical hospital, "the newspaper reports.

The causes of the accident are currently being investigated. According to the previous version, the owner of the boat was in a state of alcoholic intoxication and could not immediately notice an obstacle in the dark and react in time.

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As it was reported earlier, the OSCE representatives met with the crew of tank vessel Mekhanik Pogodin, which is blocked in the port of Kherson. It is noted that the OSCE delegation didn't come on the board of the vessel, as their mandate covers only the Ukrainian territory. 

Reportedly, the Russian vessel, which is under sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine entered Kherson port. 12 Russian sailors are aboard of the tanker. 

On August 10, the asset of the company, in particular, the Mekhanik Pogodin vessel was blocked for three years in the Kherson port. 

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