Captain Arrested for Order of Calling Violation



Charge papers were reportedly served to the captain of the ship Sky Moon which was involved in the violation of the order of calling at the annexed Crimea.

What happened?

The Sky Moon was detained by the border guards in the Ukrainian internal waters on the Danube River and, despite the resistance of the crew, took the vessel to the Ukrainian port of Reni.  The vessel was en route to Turkey and Moldova with various goods such as scrap metal, caustic and commercial soda and flax seeds.

The reason for capture:

The law enforcers had established eight calls to the Tanzanian vessel Sky Moon at the closed calling ports of Kerch, Feodosiya and Sevastopol in the annexed Crimea during 2016.

On November 30, the Ukrainian border guards detained the vessel for the violation Order of calling at the annexed Crimea.

The captain is a citizen of Syria and faces up to five years of imprisonment if proved guilty.

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Source: Sobytiya Kryma


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