Comment on the Arrest of the RV Akademik Ioffe in Denmark
03 November / 2021

Comment on the Arrest of the RV Akademik Ioffe in Denmark

On November 1, while bunkering at the roadstead of the port of Skagen, the Danish authorities detained a research vessel (RV) Akademik Ioffe of the The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the ship's documents were seized. The arrest of the vessel was carried out as an interim measure in a third party claim related to the previous activities of the RV Akademik Ioffe.

The ship sails under the flag of the Russian Federation, is owned by the state, is used by the The Shirshov Institute of Oceanology for scientific purposes.

The embassy received and transferred to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs copies of the court decisions on the basis of which the arrest was made. Employees of the Russian Embassy are in contact with the Danish Foreign Ministry on this issue.