Danish authorities have actually restrained a Russian study vessel and also confiscated the ship’s files, Russia’s consular office in Copenhagen stated on Thursday.
Russian RIA information company reported that 61 individuals got on board of the vessel, pointing out the consular office.
The consular office stated the vessel, Akademik Ioffe of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was restrained on November 1 while it was refueling at the port of Skagen.
The apprehension of the vessel was accomplished as an acting step in a 3rd party case pertaining to the previous tasks of the Akademik Ioffe vessel, it stated.
The vessel was flying the Russian flag, was possessed by the Russian Federation, and also was made use of by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology for clinical objectives, the consular office stated in a declaration.
Denmark’s navy and also international ministry were not instantly readily available for remark.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Additional coverage by Stine Jacobsen in Copenhagen; Editing by Alex Richardson)