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MOSCOW, January 08, 3:00 /ITAR-TASS/. Senegalese authorities have not allowed the captain on the arrested fishing trawler Oleg Naydenov to go ashore, despite their promise to provide him high-technical medical aide, the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo) told Itar-Tass.
“Rosrybolovostvo representative Aleksander Biryukov returned to the residence of the Russian ambassador alone,” the public relations centre of Rosrybolovstvo told Itar-Tass. Biryukov had previously arrived at Dakar port to escort Oleg Naidenov’s captain Vadim Mantorov to a medical examination, as he complained of kidney ache after Senegalese military used force during the seizure of the vessel.
The Senegalese side in the evening of January 7 gave consent to provide medical examination to the Russian sailor. Senegalese authorities did not explain why they refused to allow the captain to receive medical aid, but the Russian side hopes that the talks with Senegalese President Macky Sall would still take place.