Ukraine detains Russian Tanker

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 25, 2019

File Image: / © Meshkov Georgiy

File Image: / © Meshkov Georgiy

Ukraine's security service said on Thursday it had detained a Russian tanker in the Ukrainian port of Izmail for its alleged involvement in an incident in November in the Kerch Strait that led to Russia seizing three Ukrainian vessels.

Russia captured the vessels and their crews in waters that separate Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and Russia.

The Ukrainian security service said in a statement that the vessel, now called Nika Spirit and formerly named the Neyma, had entered the port of Izmail after which it had been identified and detained.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova

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