Two more Russian freighters detained in Turkey
General cargo vessel VOLZHSKIY 44 was detained in Trabzon port, Turkey, Black sea, on Dec 7, after PSC inspection, which found detainable deficiencies.
General cargo vessel SLAVYANKA also is reported as detained after PSC inspection on Dec 6, as of 0600 UTC Dec 8 vessel was anchored in Yenikapi area, Istanbul, Marmara sea anchorage. Vessel is bound for Azov port, Russia.
Turkey media connect those detentions to continuing tensions between Turkey and Russia, as a retaliation to Russian hampering of Turkish shipping.