JUNEAU (AP) -- A Russian fishing vessel was turned over to Russian authorities Saturday after it was spotted illegally fishing inside U.S. waters, Coast Guard officials said.
A crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis and members of the Russian Federal Border Service boarded the 205-foot vessel Gemini Friday after it was spotted fishing more than a half mile inside U.S. waters.
Russian officials then seized the vessel and were escorting it back to Petropavlovsk on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, Coast Guard Lt. Deborah Darminio said.
Peninsula Clarion ©2015. All Rights Reserved.