Sevprirodnadzor initiated an administrative investigation into the pollution of the water area of the Bolshaya Kamyshovaya Bay in Sevastopol after the old ship RS-300 Neptun was flooded, the Sevastopol News Agency reported citing the agency.
October 17, 2017 in the area of the base “Aquanaut”, on 233 quay in the Reed Bay, began to sail under the water vessel RS-300 “Neptune”. From the submerged rooms in the water area of Sevastopol, the remains of combustible and lubricating materials (fuel) began to flow. The spot quickly spread over the water surface. Emergency workers were immediately brought to the rescue of the Civil Defense Center. The emergency work lasted several hours. Spillage of residual fuel was localized only late at night.
“The established area of the spot was 100×80 m. The cost of damage will be calculated later, when the results of the analysis of water samples will be obtained,” Sevprosto informational agency was told in Sevprinodnadzor.
In fact, the Sevastopol department of Rosprirodnadzor started the inspection. The investigation was initiated on the fact of “Violation of the rules for the protection of water bodies”, stipulated in Part 4 of Art. 8.13 of the Code of Administrative Offenses. It provides for a fine of up to 40,000 rubles, which is imposed on a legal entity, but in addition to the fine, the owner of the ship is likely to completely compensate for the damage he caused to nature.
At the moment it is determined who owns the RS-300, which caused pollution of the Kamyshovaya Bay. Previously, the owner of the emergency craft is called VOSVOD.