A ship with Ukrainian sailors detained in Turkey
On July 10 a ship with Ukrainian crew has been detained in Turkey on suspicion of drug trafficking. The ship’s captain and his 3 mates were arrested.
Spokesman of the Ukrainian foreign ministry Oleh Nikolenko told this, Ukrinform reports.
He told that Turkish law enforcement detained the MSC CAPUCINE R under the flag of Liberia in the İskenderun seaport. Its crew consists of 24 Ukrainians and a foreigner.
“The following day the prosecutor’s office of the İskenderun seaport has arrested the captain and his 3 mates. All of them are citizens of Ukraine. They’ve been charged with drug trafficking” – Nikolenko noted.
The MFA spokesman told that the Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey is providing the detained with consular assistance. Besides, the Embassy has addressed the Turkish side with a request of access to the investigation materials as well as to the detained Ukrainian sailors.
Other members of the crew remain on board and participate in the investigation as witnesses.
Earlier, a Ukrainian died as a result of fire on the MSC Messina in the Indian Ocean, – MFA
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