Russian border guards detained in the South of Sakhalin sailing under the flag of Togolese Republic, the ship, the Oyster, which violated the state border. As reported on Monday, January 23, “Interfax”, the incident occurred late last week in the La Perouse Strait. Oyster was heading toward Japan.
“In order to prevent the departure of the intruder in Japanese waters, the Sakhalin frontier guards have informed on attempt of illegal crossing of the state border, the headquarters of the 1st district safety management on the sea of Japan and the Department of fisheries and forestry, governorship of Hokkaido. Japanese partners confirmed their readiness to assist” — said the Agency with reference to the press service of border guard of FSB of the region.
After that, the area of the vessel was sent to the border patrol ship “coral” and the aviation 6th independent air detachment of the Russian FSB. Oyster was arrested in the southern part of the Okhotsk sea and transferred for further investigation to the Sakhalin port of Nevelsk.
Currently the ship is arrested. Against the master criminal case under part 1 of article 322 of the criminal code (“Illegal crossing of the state border of Russia”), and administrative case under part 2 of article 8.37 of the administrative code (“Violation of rules of fishery”).