Border guards seize yacht

A small Norwegian sailboat is detained in Russia’s East Siberia Sea by border guards.


The Norwegian sailboat and its three crew members have violated Russian law, says press-spokesman in the Murmansk branch of the border guard, Alexei Astaskin to NRK.

The crew indented to sail around the North Pole. They started in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost town in the end of July. - They did not go through the mandatory border and customs control in Murmansk port, the border guard spokesman said. Instead they sailed all the way to the Russia’s Fareastern coast.

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has been in contact with the crew. Press-contact in the Ministry, Ragnhild Imerslund, says they have the impression that the case will be solved. - -  -The cooperation with the Russian border guards is working very well, Imerslund told NRK