South Korea stopped the ship with the Russian flag 'Sevastopol' at Busan Port. It is stated that the ship, which was was banned to leave the port, was kept because it belonged to the US shipping company Hudson.
In the morning, Vladivostok International Transport Workers Federation inspector Peter Osichansky announced the South Korea's Russian ship confiscated from every two countries came from the verification. Moving from Russia to South Korea, the ship was located in Busan Port for repairs and supplies. After the ship repair completed 2 days ago, the crew wanted to leave the port. South Korean authorities seized the ship's documents and did not allow the ship to leave the port. Then the Russian Consulate, where the ship's crew instructed, stepped in.
He was in the US sanctions list
According to reciprocal statements, the ship was stopped because it belonged to the Russian Hudson shipping company, which was on the US sanctions list. 'Sevastopol' dry cargo ship in the Russian flag, towed to the harbor, learned that his documents were confiscated. While the US continued to pursue economic sanctions against Russian companies, new Russian sanctions were imposed on 12 Russian companies.
"We never went to North Korea."
Hudson transport company officials told the Russian press that they had never gone to North Korea, the confiscation of the ship, claiming that the process was entirely due to political reasons. The company officials said that there are currently 12 crew members on board, that they have not left the ship and that diplomatic negotiations have begun between Russia and South Korea.