The Ukrainian ship, rescued by Russian sailors were arrested in Greece for transporting large quantities of cigarettes of unknown origin, said on Sunday, November 27, RIA Novosti.
“A cargo vessel RS-300 No. 97 under the Ukrainian flag, with seven crew members — citizens of Ukraine, which, according to the captain, was flying from Montenegro to Lebanon, was towed because of mechanical breakdown on the eve early morning in the port of Paleochora Chania. This ship was carrying a large quantity of cigarettes, the legality of the cargo is studying the customs of Chania,” — said the coast guard.
In addition, port authorities checked the ship and, identifying mechanical damage, forbade him to continue.
On November 25 the Russian ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” saved the crew from the distressed in the Mediterranean sea and the Ukrainian ship. At the request of the captain of the ship of the Russian Navy took the vessel in tow and transported it to the island of Crete.