Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Motorboat flying Cambodian flag detained off Sakhalin

From itar-tass.com

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, February 9 (Itar-Tass) - The SV-11 motorboat flying the Cambodian flag was detained on Moneron Island off Sakhalin on suspicion of poaching.

The vessel is registered at the port of Phnom Penh. The crew includes ten Russians and five Indonesians.

According to the press service of the Sakhalin coastal department, the motorboat was detained on Sunday by a patrol ship. Coatsal guards found 900 kilograms of live blue crab onboard, no fishing permit was provided.

The captain of the vessel is a citizen of Russia who is suspected of contraband, poaching of rare aquatic animals and plants and illegal crossing of the Russian border.

The vessel was tugged to the port of Nevelsk for further investigation.

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