On Sakhalin island, seized the ship, which caught crab under the flag of Tanzania

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnopolskiy. Archival photoOn Sakhalin island, seized the ship, which caught crab under the flag of Tanzania© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnouhov

The Sakhalin regional court issued a decision on the confiscation of the vessel Amicus, which illegally caught crab in Russian waters under the flag of Tanzania, said on Tuesday the press service of border Department of the FSB of Russia in the region.

«The court made and entered in force the decision about bringing a legal person Ex. Caelis oblates Marine Trading S. A. to responsibility for violation of fishing rules,» — said the border guard. The Ministry added that the ship owner faces a fine of 2 million 699 thousand roubles with confiscation of a vessel in favor of the state.

Transport refrigerator Amicus under the flag of Tanzania port of Zanzibar, Sakhalin border guards detained within the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation in January.

«During the pursuit and stop the intruder’s applied precautionary shooting. On Board was discovered 17 tons of frozen crab products and profit,» — said the border guard.

The investigation revealed that a foreign company has the signs of «paper corporations» and the ship itself was used cross-border crime group in the scheme of illegal fishing of crab.

In 2013, the ship was detained, but then it was in the Russian register called PAGE «Zhonkier» under the Russian flag, port of registry Nevelsk, owner of OOO «Propilot». In 2016, the PAGE was sold to a foreign company registered in Panama, and later was involved in illegal fishing, said the border guard.