Russian vessel detained in Bering Sea

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2000

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.

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