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Georgian authorities detained a vessel in Abkhazian waters

2009-08-20 15:24

Georgian coastal guard detained Afrostar vessel flying Cambodia flag for going via Abkhazian basin. The arrested vessel delivered to Poti port - the Vzglyad. The crew includes 7 people, all are citizens of Syria.


According to Besik Shangilaya, the border police coastal guard department of the Interior Ministry, "the detention of the vessel took place in Abkhazia's basin. The vessel violated the rights of entering the waters of the occupied territory". Following the Law on Occupied Territories, delivery of goods to Abkhazia by sea Tbilisi sees as violation of the legislation.

The cargo of the ship is 1255 tons of ferrous materials, carried from the territory of Abkhazia. The investigation proceeds.

Previously Georgia Times reported that this Monday BUKET, a Turkish vessel, carrying goods to Abkhazia, was arrested in Poti, crew accused of illegal crossing of the border and violation of Georgian laws.


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