A Greek fishing vessel at preset held in Montevideo on charges of illegal fishing in the largest ever ship to be apprehended by the Uruguayan Navy.
SV TILT DOWN to deck of Greek factory ship.
SV Fishermen working on nets on ship's deck. (2 shots)
GV PAN Uruguayan naval ship nearby.
SV TILT UP TO name on side of Greek ship 'Mykinai'.
SV Bridge of ship.
SV INT. Deserted bridge.
GV PAN Activity on deck. (2 shots)
SV Fisherman working on nets on deck.
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Background: A Greek fishing vessel at preset held in Montevideo on charges of illegal fishing in the largest ever ship to be apprehended by the Uruguayan Navy.
The 2600-ton 'Mykinai' was stopped on Wednesday (5 July) by the destroyer 'Artigas' for alleged illegal fishing within the detained, together with its crew of 76, at Montevideo. A Uruguayan Navy communique issued on Friday (7 July) claimed that the 'Mykinai' tried to escape as the destroyer approached.
On Friday (7 July) Greek Consul Gregorio Pantazoglu met Uruguayan Foreign Ministry officials to discuss the charges of illegal fishing at present pending against the master of the 'Mykinai'. Under Uruguayan fishing laws, the 'Mykinai's' catch of 250 tons is liable to confiscation, and the master could be fined between ???2,000 and ???40,000 (sterling) if the illegal fishing charge is proved.
The claim to territorial waters extending to 200 miles has long been a matter of dispute between the South American countries and the major fishing nations of the world, and the argument has continued in international diplomacy for nearly 20 years. Since the early 1960's, U.S.A. fishermen, for example, have paid more than ???40-million (sterling) in fines for transgressing the 200-mile limit.
SYNOPSIS: A Greek trawler, the 'Mykinai' has been interned in Montevideo harbour since Wednesday, and its master charge with fishing inside Uruguayan waters. And now its crew of seventy-six must wait until the charges are proved. A destroyer of the Uruguayan Navy arrested the 'Mykinai' and the Navy claims the two thousand, six-hundred ton vessel as their largest catch yet in the fishing war.
The 'Mykinai's' master has had to leave his bridge to go ashore and answer the charges. He faces heavy punishment if it can be proved that he was. fishing within the two-hundred mile limit claimed by Uruguay. He may be fine dup to forty-thousand pounds sterling. and his catch could be confiscated.