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Georgian border police has arrested Turkish vessel2012-07-30 13:07
Georgian border guards have arrested a Turkish vessel "ISIK-3" for illegal entry into the territorial waters of Abkhazia without the consent of the Georgian side, the News.BCM reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
By the fact of entry into the territorial waters of Abkhazia, the captain of the vessel and its crew have violated the law of Georgia on Occupied Territories. The captain of the vessel will be charged; he faces a prison sentence of 2 to 5 years. In special cases, such offense provides a penalty in the form of fine, amount of which will be determined by the court.
Currently, the arrested vessel under the Turkish flag is at the penalty parking in the port of Poti.
Recall, March 19 this year, Russian cargo ship Pur-Navolok was arrested by the Coast Guard of the Border Police of Georgia. As reported by the Border Police, the detention, official cause of which was "breaking the rules of navigation", occurred in the territorial waters near the village of Sarpi on the border with Turkey. Then the arrested ship was towed to the port city of Batumi.
Later, Georgian authorities required captain of the Russian dry cargo ship Pur-Navolok vessel to pay a fine of GEL 50 thousand (around $ 30 thousand) for violation the rules of navigation.
Previously, January 20, Border Police officers of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs detained a Turkish citizen Resul Kara, the captain of the vessel Osman Hasretler, for violation of the rules for entry into the territorial waters, the Caucasian Knot reported.