Russian Deep Sea Fishing Trawler Detained in Senegal

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Monday, January 06, 2014
Earlier photo of Oleg Naidenov courtesy of Greenpeace

A Senegalese navy ship has detained the 'Oleg Naidenov' with 62 Russians and 23 nationals of Guinea-Bissau on board, for alleged illegal fishing within the West African state's coastal waters. The trawler was escorted in to the port of Dakar, reports Ria Novosti.

The vessel was being guarded by military police in a closed naval port in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, and the passports of all the crewmembers have been confiscated,  Ria Novosti reports, citing Yury Parshev, executive director of Feniks, the company that owns the Oleg Naidenov. No official explanation for the trawler’s detention had been given.

The trawler's captain and a female galley attendant were injured during the detention of the trawler and are reportedly needing medical attention.

Source: Ria Novosti

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