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A Turkish cargo ship, rammed the Kerch bridge is arrested before compensation

Турецкий сухогруз, протаранивший Керченский мост, арестован до возмещения ущерба


The arbitration court of Rostov region has banned the release of the Turkish cargo ship “Lyra”, that damaged support construction work of the bridge in the Kerch Strait, from the port of Taganrog. About it on Wednesday reports TASS with reference to Federal Agency of sea and river transport.

The ship owner brought a claim for damages. “The arrest imposed on the cargo ship to ensure marine requirements of LLC “SGM-Bridge”. Interim measures in the form of arrest is required for subsequent recovery of damages in a judicial procedure”, — stated in the decision of the court.

Earlier on Wednesday it became known that the Turkish cargo ship “Lyra” was arrested. In the Maritime services in the region reported that on 20 March in connection with the incident, the employees of the port visited the ship.

“Traces of fresh paint on Board — tried to hide traces of collision with pole. The ship detained by Maritime rules for 72 hours. Is in Taganrog. The ship is old — more than 30 years”, — said the source Agency.

In the evening of 19 March when you pass under the flag of Panama across the Kerch Strait in the Azov sea, the cargo ship “Lira” owned by a Turkish company Turkuaz Shipping Corp., rammed a bridge abutment No. 2. As a result, one of the pillars was destroyed, the other may have been hidden damage; also destroyed were two piles of lighthouse.

In the information center “Crimean bridge”, meanwhile, assured that this will not affect the progress and construction period of the bridge.

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