They were charged with illegal transportation of oil.
On Friday, June 19, will be back to Ukraine 14 the Ukrainian seamen of the crew of “Ruta”, which in 2017 was put in a Libyan jail. Then they were charged with illegal transportation of crude oil, reports the Chronicle.info with reference in Word and Deed.
Reportedly, the crew of “Ruth” will return to Kiev by a special flight at about 13:00. Their condition is estimated as satisfactory. Sailors are residents of Odessa, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.
In April 2017 the Ukrainian seamen of the tanker “Ruta” was detained by the naval forces of Libya and charged with illegal transportation of oil. However, international Maritime conventions, the crew is only responsible for the delivery of goods. For licenses and permission for the transportation of goods needs to meet the owner.
In addition, the tanker “Ruth” belongs to Ukraine and is on balance of the Odessa port. However, since 2005 the ship has been leased to company “Manchester Shipping S. A”.