Tanker "Sloman Themis" had left Sakartvelo
Tanker "Sloman Themis", which was previously detained by Georgian border guards in its territorial waters, has paid a fine. As reported by Trend with reference to the Border Police of Sakartvelo, Romano Midzholovich - Captain of the tanker under the flag of Marshall Islands, has paid a fine of 74 680 GEL. After that he was entitled to free swimming.
The Georgian Border Police reminded that the tanker was detained on 25 August near first berth of Kulevi port. Its detention was associated with the revealing of facts of the sea area pollution.
Recall, Georgian authorities periodically detain foreign vessels because of such environmental violations. Such incidents have been reported in the past year. Thus, in August 2010, in the port of Poti, there was detained freighter "Great Mayesty" under the flag of Hong Kong.
The vessel was detained for polluting waters of the port. Captain of this freighter was fined five and a half thousand dollars.