The cause of arrest of the vessel “Mekhanik Pogodin” in Ukraine
The Russian tanker “Mekhanik Pogodin” was blocked in the port of Kherson, Ukraine for financing the construction of the ship in 2011, “VEB-Leasing”, which is under sanctions. This is a formal reason for the detention, informs the owner of the vessel, the company “V. F. Tanker”.
“Nobody was interested in that since launching in 2011, “the Mechanic Pogodin” is on the balance of the ship owner — the company “V. F. Tanker” is not included in the sanction lists,” the company said. To relieve the formal reasons for “B. F. Tanker” has renewed the remnants of financing lessor “VEB-Leasing” for themselves.
We will remind, “the Mechanic Pogodin” went to the sea trade port of Kherson on August 10, where, according to the permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Boris Babin, “revealed and documented” employees of the security Service of Ukraine. Later, the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova turned to Lyudmila Denisova with a request to check the status of the crew.
The captain of the vessel filed a protest against the unlawful detention of the tanker. Later came reports that Kiev has blocked the ship for three years. Recently the detained ship did not allow the OSCE mission.