Third Mate Of Russian Amur Ship Detained For 72 Hours In Japan - Consul General
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th June, 2021) The third mate of Russia's Amur merchant ship, which collided with a Japanese fishing vessel in May, was detained in Japan for 72 hours on suspicion of not taking action to avoid the collision, Russian Consul General in Sapporo Sergey Marin told Sputnik.
Earlier on Monday, the Kyodo news agency reported that the captain's mate was detained on suspicion of violations during the performance of his official duties, which resulted in the death of a person, as well as violations in the process of maneuvering a vessel.
"The third mate of the Russian ship Amur has been detained. Then there are three days for an official investigation. He is now being detained on suspicion of not taking the necessary action to avoid a collision. The charge should be brought in 72 hours," Marin told Sputnik on Monday.
Marin said that there was no information confirming that Amur violated any international agreements on safe navigation or rules for the divergence of vessels at sea, noting that evidence points to a disregard of some of these rules by Japanese fishermen. Later, Marin told Sputnik that the ship's captain was being pressured into admitting guilt.