The crew of the Russian vessel fears of a violent seizure in the port of Kherson

Экипаж российского судна опасается силового захвата в порту Херсона

Tanker Mekhanik Pogodin

Team tanker Mikhail Pogodin could not obtain permission to leave the port of Kherson. Unloading of diesel fuel from the vessel is prohibited.

The crew of the Russian tanker Mekhanik Pogodin, blocked in the port of Kherson, fears of a violent seizure. This is stated in the statement of the company V. F. Tanker, the operator of the vessel, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“The crew of the vessel Mekhanik Pogodin fears of a violent seizure. For five days the crew of the vessel and cargo remain blocked in the port of Kherson. The captain of the ship could not get permission to leave the port, unloading of diesel fuel is prohibited, and the port authorities are unable to provide a list of complaints about the ship or the shipowner”, − stated in the message.

It is also noted that the captain of the tanker regularly receives information from the administration (the port captain) on the Ukrainian agencies that allegedly have a claim to the vessel on the day of arrival − the order from the security Service of Ukraine, in three days, claims the customs service, 14 August − the decision of the border service of Ukraine.

However, as the statement says, no customs, no border guards not provided answers to the queries of the ship captain and the shipowner on the list of violations.

Earlier it was reported that on Friday, August 10, the Russian ship Mekhanik Pogodin, which is under sanctions of the national security Council, went to the Kherson trade port.

Russia said blocking his ship in Kherson

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