Sunday, March 25, Ukrainian border guards in the Azov sea have detained a fishing vessel-the infringer under the flag of the Russian Federation. This was reported in the State border service of Ukraine (gpsu).
“The ship “Nord” stopped 15 miles from the Obitochnaya spit. During check it is established that it is registered in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. In addition, members of sudocommand violated the procedure of exit from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. They all had so-called passports of citizens of the Russian Federation, issued in the city of Kerch”, – stated in the message.
Currently detained the ship with crew on Board escorted to the port of Berdyansk for further verification and proceedings. Will also establish the identity of the detainees.
“The detained members of the crew documents under article 204-2 Art, and in relation to the ship’s captain in the SBU sent a notification under article 332-1 of the criminal code (violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine)”, – said the guards.
At the same time in Prosecutor’s office of Crimea said that by results of carrying out Prime investigative actions seized the ship and relevant ship’s documentation. Preparing the petition for seizure of the foreclosed property.
Recall, seaports, located on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Evpatoria, Kerch, Sevastopol, Feodosia, Yalta), closed on the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 30.04.2014 № 578-p (“Some questions of functioning of Maritime and river transport”) and in accordance with the order of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine dated 16.06.2014 No. 255 (“On closure of sea ports”).
The vessels under foreign flags at closed seaports and terminals, located on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol will be considered as a violation of international law, as actions undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as violation of the legislation of Ukraine, which entails the responsibility of ship owners, operators and ship captains, including criminal.