Ukrainian border guards detained ship Mriya. In the near future the tanker will be delivered to the Kherson Sea Port
Officers of the Ukrainian State Border Guard detained the Mriya tanker in neutral waters.
Ship-owner, Tefin LLC, informed enkorr about the detention.
After inspecting the vessel, law enforcement officers demanded to turn on the engines and forward the tanker to the port of Kherson.
On August 10, 2019, during a criminal proceeding on violation of the order of entry / exit into the temporarily occupied territory, the ARC Prosecutor’s Office searched the Mriya vessel in Kherson. The vessel is suspected to be involved in smuggling oil products.
In June 2015, the same ship, but under the name “Vilga”, supplied fuel for the units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet to illegally annexed Sevastopol.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office of the ARC, the ship was seized and the court’s decision to arrest the tanker has already been implemented. In the near future the ship will be delivered to the Kherson Sea Port.
On August 19, the Kherson Court of Appeal granted the appeal of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and arrested the Mriya vessel. However, such a decision was made four days after the ship left the territorial waters of Ukraine.
On August 13, the Kherson city court rejected the request of the SBU and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to arrest the Mriya vessel. And already on August 15 it entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea, leaving the port of Kherson.