Norwegian Authorities Release Murmansk Trawler
The detained Norwegians Murmansk trawler "Dolgoschele" returned to its home port and was preparing to set sail again.
As reported today by the CEO-owner of the vessel of "Perseus" Alexander Chumakov, the Norwegian authorities did not agree to their explanation. The ship and crew were released on bail. However, the court proceedings are inevitable.
Norwegians have estimated a damage of 1.2 million kroons to aquatic bioresources . Captain was fined 50 thousand crowns. The captain and the company pleaded guilty, but think the punishment disproportionate to the wrong doings and intend to appeal to the decision.
It may be recalled that in early November, the Norwegian Coast Guard towed a Russian fishing vessel in Vardo. The reason for the arrest being throwing caught fish overboard, which is prohibited under Norwegian law.