Ukrainian patrol boat towed fishing vessel, crew not injured – Border Guard

A fishing vessel that gave a distress signal in the Black Sea at night is being towed to Ochakiv by the cutter of the Balaklava Marine Guard of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.

“The technical observation post ‘Chornomorsk’ of the Odessa border command responded to the news that appeared on the radio at 02:40 am. The crew of a civilian ship in the direction of Georgia received information via the open channels of international maritime security.” via a felucca that sends out a signal with signal flares. The boat of the maritime patrol of the State Border Guard ‘Balaklava’ immediately drove into the specified area, “said the press service of the State Border Guard.

The dead and out of control fishing vessel was discovered by border guards 25 nautical miles south of the Tendra Spit. According to the ship’s captain, the fishermen gave an exit to fishing from Ochakiv in the prescribed manner, but after a while there was a technical malfunction and the dead ship lost control. The wind began to carry her out to sea. The crew gave an emergency signal.

At the moment the balaklava is towing the ship to the port of Ochakiv.

“Incidentally, the crew of Balaklava did not notice any Russian military or border ships which, according to some sources of information, came to the aid of the Ukrainian fishermen,” the service said.

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