Russian research vessel Nikolay Trubyatchinskiy detained in Finland
Russian seismic research vessel Nikolay Trubyatchinskiy is detained in Naantali port, west of Turku, Finland, on March 25 for investigation. Vessel arrived to Naantali on Mar 19 or Mar 20, en route to another Finnish port Pori, where joint military exercises of Finnish, Swedish and US Air Forces are to take place. Vessel belongs to Russian research company, but is Panama-flagged. Later Finnish media reported, that Coast Guard didn’t find anything suspicious as long as vessel is not owned by Russian State, at least officially. Vessel was to be released on Mar 26 to resume her voyage to Pori, but at 0300 UTC Mar 27 she was still docked in Naantali.
Photo of N. Trubyatchinskiy in Naantali Mar 25, from http://yle.fi