Russian tanker Kazan City detained in Poti Georgia, Black sea, Dec 4 on allegation of oil spill. Poti Court at the same day fined vessel 70500 Lari (1 USD = 1.76 GEL), claiming crew negligence. No details given, either by Russian or Georgian media, on circumstances and scale of an incident. What happened, how, under what circumstances and how much was spilled (and what exactly was spilled), is absolutely unknown. Tanker detained till fine will be paid, crew free to leave vessel, nobody charged personally.
Kazan City – tanker of river-sea type, IMO 9104782, dwt 5760, built 1996, flag Russia, owner Rosmortrans S-Petersburg.