Moscow: owners of two motor ships asked Chaika to intervene in their conflict with city authorities
The Moscow Department of Transportation will tow off ships to the Tver region, if the owners do not sail away on their own. Entrepreneurs insist that the demands of officials are contrary to the law.
Owners of floating restaurants Chaika (Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment) and Lastochka (Luzhnetskaya Embankment), located on the motor ships Alexander Blok and Lastochka-2 respectively, appealed to Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika with a request to intervene in their conflict with the capital Department of Transportation, RBC reports.
The appeal says that entrepreneurs were ordered to leave the water area of the Moscow River until May 10. Otherwise, the vessels will be towed to the Tver region - to the port of the city of Kimry. The owners insist that this requirement of the authorities is contrary to the Water Code of Russia, since water objects are objects of common use.
Officials also refer to the decision of the Moscow government to release the water area of the Moscow River from the landing stages and ships that lost ship properties. However, as the owners assure, Alexander Blok and Lastochka-2 are still quite on the move and they are not the landing stages.
Meanwhile, according to the information of Vechernyaya Moscow, on the night of May 30 from the motor ship Valery Bryusov was already towed off the Crimean embankment. The Transport Prosecutor's Office recognized the owner of the motor ship Moscow Tourist Fleet JSC violating clause 2, part 1 of Art. 11 of the Water Code, and the court, having satisfied the requirement of the supervisory authority, fined the owner by 50 thousand rubles ($882), and the general director of the company - by 10 thousand rubles ($176).
Recall that the dismantling of the landing stages on the Moscow River began in the fall of 2014. Then Head of the Moscow Department of Transportation Maxim Liksutov promised that this was "only the beginning" of the implementation of the city program for cleaning the water area of the Moscow River from similar buildings.