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Russia seizes Norwegian yacht: border guards

A Norwegian yacht yacht: see motorboating; sailing.

Sail- or motor-driven vessel used for racing or recreation. The term is popularly applied to large recreational engine-powered boats; the sailboats known as yachts and used for racing are usually light and
 and its three crew were detained de·tain  
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.

2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement:
 in the East Siberian Sea East Siberian Sea, Rus. Vostochno-Sibirskoye More, part of the Arctic Ocean N of NE Siberia, Russia, bounded on the W by the New Siberian Islands and on the E by Wrangel Island. The Indigirka, Kolyma, Chaun, and other rivers flow into the sea.  off the coast of Russia's Chukotka region, Russia's border guard service said Wednesday.

The yacht had no permits from Russia's transport ministry or the northern sea route's administration and "did not go through the mandatory border and customs control in Murmansk port," the border guard spokesman said was quoted as saying by the RIA (Rich Internet Application) A Web-based application that approaches the speed and elegance of a local application. An RIA may refer to a browser-based application that uses AJAX or another enhanced coding technique.  Novosti news agency.

The yacht was brought to the Provideniya port in the Chukotka region, the official said, adding that the crew, all Norwegian citizens, were provided with necessary supplies and did not require medical aid.
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Date:Aug 26, 2009
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