Details became known of the detention, “the Mechanic Pogodin” in Kherson

Details became known of the detention, “the Mechanic Pogodin” in Kherson

MOSCOW, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. The operator of the Russian tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin” LLC “V. F. Tanker” has revealed details of the detention of the vessel at the port of Kherson.

The company said that the reason for the inspection was the appeal of the seamen’s Union of Ukraine on call “unidentified persons”. The question of the detention of the vessel is still not considered in a judicial order.

It is noted that the customer is not involved in the negotiations with the Ukrainian authorities, and the captain and agent of the shipowner at the port in contact solely with the head of the port, regulatory Agency representatives and representatives of the cargo owner.

According to the employee of LLC “V. F. Tanker”, the crew remains on Board the vessel, to prevent possible provocations. According to the company, the situation on the ship is calm, the sailors have the ability to communicate with relatives.

“The state of health of crew good. He provided the necessary food and medicines in full”, — quotes a press-service of the operator of the radio station “Moscow Says”.

Ukrainian authorities have blocked the tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin” in the port of Kherson on August 10. On Board are 12 crew members — citizens of Russia. The reason for the detention is the introduction of the shipowner in the sanctions lists of Kiev.