US Pathfinder Ship Visits Sevastopol Port Unofficially

Other News Materials 5 September 2008 12:42 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine, Kiev, 5 September / Trend corr. Z.Novosvitskiy / Pathfinder oceanographic ship of the Sea Transportation Centre of the US Armed Forces entered Sevastopol port with unofficial visit on 4 September and the ship will be at the port from 4 to 6 September and from 15 to 17 September, the Ukrainian State Border Service said. The border service carried out necessary formality to legalize the ship.

Pathfinder will participate in the joint Ukrainian and US project to search sanitary transport ship of Armenia, which sank in the region of Ayu-Dag cape and Ay-Todorski lightship in 1941.

The Ukrainian Culture and Tourism Minister and the State Service for national cultural heritage granted permission on 10 April in 2008 to hold search work.

The US Embassy sent the relevant note to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on 30 July and the note was coordinated with the interested organizations. Later, on 11 August, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers granted official permission for ship's entry to the Ukrainian port to replenish water and food reserves afterwards.

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