Photo: V. F. Tanker
The crew illegally detained in the Ukrainian port of Kherson of chemical tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin” was not allowed on Board the port inspection. About the Agency TASS said the representative of the company-shipowner “V. F. Tanker”.
“Inspection port control on the ship was not allowed in the absence of legal grounds for inspection”, — said the company.
16 Aug aboard “the Mechanic Pogodin” twice tried to penetrate the unknown. First, a group of six persons who introduced themselves as security Service officers and the State border service of Ukraine, tried to check the ship, without explaining the purpose of tests and presenting documents. Later 11 people were presented by the environmentalists and tried to climb aboard, presenting a paper about the anonymous call to the hot line on the basis of which was supposed to carry out checks on observance of requirements of ecological safety.
On 17 August, the Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that Ukraine could confiscate Russian tanker “to cover losses”.
“The mechanic Pogodin” was detained in the port of Kherson on August 10 the Ukrainian authorities. The crew consists of 12 citizens of Russia. Permanent representative of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Crimea (reception is located in Kyiv) Borys Babin said that the security Service of Ukraine intends to arrest a ship that belongs under sanctions Kiev Russian company.
Video, photo All from Russia.