Bulk carrier Seabreeze (IMO 8714009) has found itself caught up in a legal case against another vessel because she shares an operator. Seabreeze was arrested by Ukrainian Authorities upon arrival at Yuzhny, Odessa oblast, on April 4th because she was deemed to be a sister ship to dredger Pechera (IMO 8714009), both being operated by Trans-Service Maritime Agency, Moscow.
Seabreeze did not violate any regulations, but Pechera was said by Ukraine to be “actively engaged in illegal activities” in Crimean waters. These included mining sand for construction purposes, aiding the construction of Kerch Strait Bridge, and construction works in Sevastopol seen as illegal by Ukraine. Pechora was mining sand in Crimean waters.
1988-built, Ukraine-flagged, 2,079 gt Pechera is owned by Emerald Purple Shipping Inc care of manager Trans-Service Maritime Agency Ltd of Moscow, Russia.
1996-built, Belize-flagged, 11,478 gt Seabreeze is owned by Trans Holdings Overseas SA care of manager Trans-Service Maritime Agency Ltd of Moscow, Russia. It is entered with MS Amlin (Bunker & Wreck Removal, through to April 18th 2018) on behalf of Trans Holdings Overseas SA.