Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ship flying Cambodia flag detained in Sea of Okhotsk

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, June 26 (Itar-Tass) - Russian border guards have detained the Star-4 ship of Cambodia for crab poaching in the Sea of Okhotsk near the Kamchatka coast.

The vessel was being escorted to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port, Itar-Tass learnt on Thursday in the public relations group of the Northeast coast guard department of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).

It has been established that the crew of the trawler registered in the port of Phnom Penh consists of Russian citizens. Border guars have found over 10 tonnes of crab products aboard the vessel. “The authenticity of the documentation on the products caused serious doubts of the inspectors,” the department officials noted.

The vessel with the whole equipment has been arrested. An administrative offence case has been opened against the captain of the ship.

26.06.2008, 07.01

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