The Ukrainian border guard service said Saturday Ukraine's coast guards have detained a Turkish fishing vessel whose crew allegedly failed to show authorization to enter the country's economic zone, Russian RIA Novosti reported.
"At about 9 a.m. [14 GMT] on Friday, April 4, the Ukrainian coast guard ship Podillya discovered the fishing vessel Ozgur 50 miles to the southeast of Zmeiny Island in Ukraine's economic zone. After being ordered to stop, the schooner stopped and a supervision group boarded it," the service said.
The report said "According to preliminary data, the 15-meter schooner with four crew and a captain was registered at an Istanbul port. Two trawls and dry ice were discovered in holds, but no fish".
Turkey's coast guard, the office of the Turkish embassy's military attache, and coast guard services of Black Sea states have been informed of the incident, according to the new.
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