Cambodian Cargo Ship with Ukrainian Captain Escorted from Crimean Waters

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January 6, 2016


Translated by Kristina Rus

Russian border guards escorted the cargo ship “St. George” under the flag of Cambodia with a Ukrainian captain, which was anchored off the West coast of Crimea, violating the state border of Russia, said Tuesday the press service of Border Department of the FSB in Crimea.

Border patrol ship “Don” captured the cargo ship “St. George” (port of registration – Phnom Penh, on route Rostov-on-Don – Varna) in the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. “The ship has deviated from the recommended course and anchored near the village Chernomorskoe [meaning “Black Sea”] without permission of the port authorities,” – said the press release.

The captain, a 45 year-old citizen of Ukraine was issued a violation under article “Violation of the state border of the Russian Federation”. The hearing is scheduled for January 25. The ship owner faces a fine.

The incident occurred on January 3rd. “The same evening, the ship was escorted from the territorial waters of the Russian Federation”, – said the press service.

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