port Authority of Singapore arrested under American sanctions, the Russian ship "Sevastopol" for the debts and are now seeking through the court's permission to sell it under the hammer.
Owned by the company "Hudson" ship arrived in Singapore on 26 February 2019 with a load. After validation, the custom questions to the owners, who have long not been in touch. For stationary port charges have reached the amount of 1.3 million Singapore dollars, or 61 million rubles, but at the moment the company is unable to pay such amount, said the Agency TASS Deputy Director of the "Hudson" Valery Pliskin.
During the shutdown, the team of "Sevastopol" were changed several times, currently on Board are 12 Russian sailors. Trial on the implementation of the vessel for the debts scheduled for December 17.
the Russian Embassy is in close contact with the leadership of the company "Hudson" and Singaporean authorities after the occurrence of a conflict situation.
the representative of the Embassy also reported that "in connection with imposed as part of the claim on the ship "Sevastopol" charges the shipowner is currently obliged to agree any actions in relation to the vessel with representatives of the Singapore marshals service via the court-appointed new agent".
In 2018, the U.S. Treasury announced the extension of the sanctions list on the DPRK, which included Russian-based shipping company "Hudson". According to the American authorities, it involved "the transfer of petroleum products ships under the flag of Korea, as well as activities prohibited by UN security Council".
the report of the panel of UN experts on the situation around the DPRK posted on its website on 12 March 2019, says that the experts have not received from US any evidence of pumping of oil products with belonging to the ship "Patriot" on two North Korean tanker in January 2018, but so far from the list, the company is not excluded.