FSB response to Nord ship: Ukrainian fishing vessel detained in Black Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The personnel consisting of five Ukrainians was taken to Crimea
19:09, 4 May 2018

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Ukrainian fishing vessel YMK-0041 (home port Ochakov) was detained on May 4 in the waters of the Black Sea for the illegal catch of the flounder. The personnel consisting of five Ukrainians was taken to Crimea. Russia’s FSB Border Guard Service claimed this as Interfax reported.

‘On May 4, the Ukrainian fishing vessel that held the illegal catch of flounder by gears in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation was detained by frigate ‘Ametist’ not far from Tarkhankut Peninsula’, the FSB note.

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Five citizens of Ukraine, a ship and a few kilometers of the nets were taken to the territory of Crimea for the holding of the legal proceedings.

Earlier Russia’s FSB has begun the active inspection of the vessels that aim to Ukraine.

As 112 International reported, nine members of the crew of the Nord fishing vessel, detained in the Sea of Azov by Ukrainian border guards, tried to travel to the territory of the Russian Federation with the help of representatives of the Consulate General of Russia. 

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Ukrainian border guards detained fishing ship-violator under the Russian flag in the Sea of Azov on March 25.

The Nord ship was stopped in 15 miles from the Obytichna sandspit. The inspection defined that the ship was registered in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Besides, the members of the crew violated the order of the exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. All of them had the so-called Russian passports, issued in Kerch. Later, the court arrested the detained ship. Ukrainian border guards detained Volodymyr Gorbenko on April 4.

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As we reported earlier, the ports, located on the territory of Crimea (Yevpatoria, Kerch, Sevastopol, Feodosia, Yalta) were shut down by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers on Ukraine (Some question on the functioning of marine and river transport) and according to the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure (on shut down of sea ports).

As we reported earlier, Horbenko was arrested until May 31, 2018. At the same time, the court provided a possibility to bail him out for $1, 354, and his lawyers used this opportunity.

On April 12, Russia threatened to 'respond' to the arrest of the Nord vessel in Ukraine.

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