There are three Ukrainian citizens on board the Seaman Guard Ohio, a ship detained in India. This was disclosed by Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis. According to Perebyinis, the Ukrainian Embassy in India asked the competent authorities of the country to explain the causes and circumstances of the detention of the vessel.
The Seaman Guard Ohio, a vessel flying the flag of Sierra Leone, was detained in the early hours of October 12 off the coast of India on suspicion of illegally transporting weapons. The ship's crew said that the vessel was engaged in providing security services and that the weapons they have are legal. Citizens of Estonia, Britain, Ukraine and India are on board the ship. Earlier reports said that there was only one Ukrainian on board.