Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
MOSCOW, January 10. /ITAR-TASS/. The situation with Russia’s The Oleg Naidenov vessel is still outstanding, and diplomats have joined the efforts to settle it.
Senegalese Minister of Fishing and Maritime Affairs Haidar El-Ali also took part in the meeting.
“Ndiaye, in turn, said that the Oleg Naidenov has been detained because of recurring violations of the rules of fishing in the Senegalese exclusive economic zone and promised to refer relevant official materials to the Russian embassy in Dakar,” the spokesman noted. “At the same time, the minister said the Senegalese side was taking all necessary steps to promptly settle the situation.”
“The two diplomats expressed confidence that the conflict around the detention of the Russian Oleg Naidenov trawler and its crew would be settled very soon in the spirit of the traditionally friendly Russian-Senegalese relations,” the spokesman stressed. According to the spokesman, Russian diplomats jointly with representatives from the Russian fisheries agency in Dakar continued efforts to ensure the observance of legal rights and interests of our fellow countrymen - members of the Oleg Naidenov crew.
The Oleg Naidenov suspected of illegal fishing within Senegalese waters was seized by the Senegalese military 46 miles off Guinea-Bissau on January 4 with 82 crew onboard, including 62 Russians and 20 citizens of Guinea-Bissau, and convoyed to the port of Dakar on January 5. During the seizure several sailors were injured.The Oleg Naidenov is owned by private company Fenix, registered in Murmansk, the extreme northwest part of Russia. It is a big fishing boat of Moonzund type, 120 meters long, built in Germany in 1989.
The crew remains on board the vessel under control of the Senegalese law enforcers. Sailors’ passports were confiscated soon after the arrest and the crew was not allowed to leave the trawler.
Supplies of drinking water began to the Russian Oleg Naidenov fishing trawler on Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday, the ship owner company, Fenix, said that the crew of a French ship had offered their assistance in delivering drinking water to the Oleg Naidenov.
The owner of the Russian Oleg Naidenov fishing trawler plans to file a suit with the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
“On our part, we think that it would be expedient to file a suit with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg,” he said. Earlier, this court promptly considered the case of the Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship that had been arrested in Russia’s Murmansk. “As a rule, this tribunal rules to release the ship and the crew,” he added.