The crew of “the Mechanic Pogodin” stopped two attempts of illegal entry into the ship
The crew of the Russian tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin”, blocked in the port of Kherson, stopped two attempts of illegal entry into the ship, the report said the operator of the vessel LLC “V. F. Tanker”.
“On 16 August at 13:30 a group of six persons who introduced themselves as employees of the security Service (SBU) and the State border service of Ukraine, tried to get on the ship with the intention to verify, without explaining its objectives and without presenting documents. On the ship the group was not allowed”, — is spoken in the message.
After that, says the company, the tanker arrived, a group of people who introduced themselves as environmentalists, consisting of 11 people.
“”Ecologists”, a paper was presented on the basis of which was supposed to carry out checks on observance of requirements of ecological safety in connection with the alleged anonymous call to a hotline. In the absence of legal justification and avoidance of provocation, the group on the ship was not allowed,” said the company.
It is noted that according to the ship’s captain of information, 17 August, the tanker “the Mechanic Pogodin” at the initiative of the office of transport security service of Ukraine is planning to arrive on port control. The reason for this was the complaint, allegedly made by one of the crew members about his “poor condition”.
The tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin” was detained by the coastal authorities of Ukraine on August 10. As reported in his Facebook permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Borys Babin, the ship “is owned by a Russian company, which, in turn, is in the sanctions list of the NSDC of Ukraine”, and can be arrested.