Ukrainian vessel with contraband cigarettes detained in Greece
Port authorities of Kissamos port, Crete island, Greece, on Sep 28 detained Ukrainian vessel Grot-Yug, which was found to be suspicious. Vessel was taken to Kissamos port, search found a shipment of contraband cigarettes in vessel’s hold. Vessel and five crew detained. It’s originally 40-meters fishing vessel, of a very popular in Russia and Ukraine RT project, often used, after conversion, as research or cargo vessel. On a photo detained Grot-Yug. No AIS on board.
Trawler (RT project) Grot-Yug, IMO 8226296, gt 171, built 1983, flag Ukraine.