Mexico will return to Ukraine ship seized by Russia during the annexation of Crimea

The company «Naftogaz of Ukraine» reported that in Mexico decided to return to Ukraine the unique vessel of the company «Chernomorneftegaz» in the Crimea, other property which was seized after the occupation of the Peninsula Russia.

According to the report, the decision about the ship «Titan-2» was until the first official recognition by authorized body of other country property rights of the company «Chernomorneftegaz», re-registered in Kiev in 2014 after the occupation of Crimea by Russia, on the property of this company.

This is the ship since 2003 in the so-called bareboat Charter (lease without crew and equipment) in the foreign company and recently was in subframe in the company of Mexico, which went bankrupt, after which the ship was arrested by Mexican financial Prosecutor’s office. As reported in the «Naftogaz», to remove the arrest was made possible thanks to the joint efforts of the NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine», «Chernomorneftegaz» and the Embassy of Ukraine in Mexico and bringing Mexican advisors who have experience in the liberation of ships.

Crane-mounting vessel «Titan-2» is unique and designed to perform specific production tasks — installation-dismantling of floating drilling platforms and their service, the report said. However, while after the storm it is off the coast of Mexico stranded in a damaged condition. «The decision about the future use of «Titan-2» is to be taken by the government of Ukraine. The relevant proposal of «Naftogaz» sent to the Ministry of economic development and trade,» the company said.

We will remind, in the spring of 2014, Russia returned Ukraine 35 ships of the naval forces of Ukraine, captured during the annexation of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. At the same time, Ukraine still has not returned 16 ships and vessels of the Ukrainian Navy, including large landing ship «Konstantin Olshansky», ship control «Slavutich», corvettes «Ternopil» and «Lutsk» and «Khmelnytsky», «Dnieper», naval minesweepers, submarine «Zaporozhye», rescue tug «Kremenets» and others.

It is estimated that after the occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea Russia illegally seized the property of the Ukrainian owners more than $ 1 billion dollars. Ukraine in the autumn of 2015 estimated General damages as a result of occupation of Crimea by Russia at UAH 1.2 trillion (that was more than 55 billion dollars) and stated that it intends to increase this amount by at least half.

Mexico will return to Ukraine ship seized by Russia during the annexation of Crimea 19.02.2016

Февраль 19th, 2016 by
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