Japanese media reported that the Japanese authorities detained the Russian fishing vessel “Amur” after it collided with a Japanese ship near the island of Hokkaido, northern Japan.
According to Japanese media reports, the ship was detained until compensation was paid to the Japanese side affected by the accident.
In this context, the Russian consul in the Japanese city of Sapporo, Sergey Marin, confirmed to “Novosti” agency that the ship was detained due to a lawsuit related to an administrative violation.
For its part, the Russian company “Amorskoye”, which owns the ship, did not confirm the detention of the ship in order to pay compensation. The company representative said it did not have any official documents or information and could not comment on the case.
The representative of the company added that he expects the case to be settled today or tomorrow, and the ship will leave Japanese territory.
It is noteworthy that the “Amur” ship, which was on its way to the Japanese port of Mombetsu on the island of Hokkaido, collided with a Japanese ship on May 26, resulting in the Japanese ship capsizing and killing 3 Japanese fishermen, while none of the crew members of the Russian ship were hurt as a result of the accident.