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Georgia Detains Cargo Vessel En Route to Sokhumi
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 17 Aug.'09 / 18:43

Georgian coast guard detained a Turkish cargo vessel en route to breakaway Abkhaz capital Sokhumi on August 17, the Georgian and Abkhaz sides reported.

The vessel was carrying 2,000 tonnes of petrol and 700 tonnes of diesel fuel, according to the Abkhaz Shipping Company, Apsnipress reported.

According to the Georgian Border Police, crew members include 13 Turkish and four Azerbaijani citizens.

According to the Abkhaz side it was the third case this year when the Georgian coast guard seizes Turkish vessels carrying cargo en route to Abkhazia.

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