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The russians captured the sailors of the Bulk carrier "Smarta"

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The russians captured the sailors of the Bulk carrier "Smarta"

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In the territory of the Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, members of the crew of the SMARTA ship under the Liberian flag and the wife of the captain of the ship, who was on board at the time, were captured and taken away in an unknown direction by the military of the Russian Federation. According to preliminary data, they were taken in the direction of the temporarily occupied Donetsk.

18 people are citizens of Ukraine, 1 - a citizen of Egypt. There is no connection with the crew and the captain's wife. Before capturing the sailors, russian troops fired on the ship.

The bulk carrier entered the port of Mariupol on February 21 and had to go to Turkey. However, due to active Russian military aggression, it was not allowed to enter the sea and remained moored at the 18th berth of the port of Mariupol.

By doing so, Russia violates the right to life and liberty, personal integrity guaranteed by Articles 3 and 5 of the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the right to freedom of movement guaranteed by Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 to the Convention.

SMARTA (IMO: 9396567) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2007 and is sailing under the flag of Liberia. It’s carrying capacity is 15800 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 147.66 meters and her width is 21 meters.


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