Two Russian tankers detained by Maritime Police, South Korea

Two Russian tankers on Feb 9 were detained by Korean Maritime Police off Gunsan, South Korea, Yellow sea, for illegal STS operation in Korean exclusive economic zone. Tankers were engaged in oil ship-to-ship transfer, being some 15 nm W of Gunsan, without requested formalities and authorization, in order to avoid extra paper work and costs. Companies operating tankers may face hefty fine.
Product tanker ZALIV VOSTOK, IMO 9237711, dwt 4298, built 2002, flag Russia, manager NAYADA Co., Nakhodka.
Product tanker AMUR, IMO 8810176, dwt 8091, built 1991, flag Russia, manager KASATKA Co., Nakhodka.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.