The sailors of the ship «Nord» does not intend to change professions

© RIA Novosti Crimerate of the vessel Nord returned to the Crimea. Archival photoThe sailors of the ship «Nord» does not intend to change professions© RIA Novosti Crimea

The crew of the ship «Nord», who returned to the Crimea after the illegal retention of the Ukraine, do not intend to change their profession, said the sailor seiner Paul Chmykhalov.

Seven members of the crew of the Russian vessel «Nord» on Tuesday, on the border of Crimea and Ukraine were exchanged for seven Ukrainian sailors. According to the Ombudsman for human rights in Crimea Lyudmila Lubenau, the exchange was attended by sailors from the two Ukrainian ships, including fishing NMR-0041. The captain of the Crimean ship remains in Ukraine.

«In our team there are members of the crew, who all his life at sea. The people of the sea just because their profession does not cast. The sea is not even the meaning of income, this is the meaning of life. The desire to go to sea, no one among the crew experienced not recaptured, especially in the Azov sea have already begun to protect our fishermen, increased presence, so there is nothing to fear,» said Chmykhalov reporters.

Ukrainian border guards detained March 25, «North» under the flag of Russia in the Azov sea with 10 crew members. Two managed to return to the Crimea via Belarus. The captain is accused of committing criminal offences under articles «Illegal fish, animal or other water extracting trade» and «violation of the procedure of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and departure from it with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state.» Management of FSB of the Crimea opened a criminal case under article 211 of the criminal code «hijacking an aircraft, sea vessel or railway rolling stock».

The Ukrainian fishing vessel yamk-0041 was arrested may 4 by the shores of the Crimea, it violates the ban on the catch of plaice on the shelf. Against the captain of the ship, the citizen of Ukraine, a criminal case about poaching, he is in prison of Simferopol. On the ship seized.

Source