Ukraine intends to confiscate ship from Tanzania for attempting to enter Crimea

Ukraine could confiscate the cargo ship Sky Moon which, under a Tanzanian flag, attempted to sail into one of the Crimea’s ports, as the State Border Service reported.

On November 30th border guards detained a cargo ship, Sky Moon, which tried to enter the Crimean port with Libyans and Syrians on board. The ship was later detained in the inland waters of the Danube river.

The department also noted that this is the first ship in respect of which such tough actions will be taken for visiting Crimean ports.

The ship has since been taken to the Reni port, and since the ship violated Ukrainian law, the crew now faces a fine or an administrative arrest for up to 15 days.

As the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service reported, "The protocols were drawn on the violation of entry and exit procedures from the temporarily occupied territories by the members of the crew, and on the captain’s and chief mate’s failure to fulfill the legitimate the demands of Border Guard Service representatives."

  Ukraine, Crimea