Ukrainian sailors suspected of smuggling cigarettes.
The Ukrainian ship rescued Russian seamen, was arrested in Greece for transporting cigarettes of unknown origin.
“A cargo vessel RS-300 No. 97 under the flag of Ukraine with seven crew members – citizens of Ukraine, which, according to the captain, was flying from Montenegro to Lebanon, was towed because of mechanical breakdown on the eve early morning in the port of Paleochora area of Chania in Crete. This ship was carrying a large quantity of cigarettes, the legality of the cargo is studying the customs of Chania”, – informed the coast guard of Greece.
It is clarified that the inspection of local authorities has revealed serious flaws, and authorities have banned the release of the vessel from the port.
As previously reported, this week the Russian anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov saved the crew of the Ukrainian fishing vessel in the Mediterranean sea when the trawler has lost a course on November 21 and drifted for two days. On Board were seven people (all citizens of Ukraine), two of them needed help.
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