A Russian fishing boat captain paid a ten-thousand dollar fine for fishing within the new 12-mile limit of the U.
A Russian fishing boat captain paid a ten-thousand dollar fine for fishing within the new 12-mile limit of the U.S. Here at Anchorage in the U.S. attorney's office, L.M. Lideker, Assistant President of the National Bank of Alaska presented the $10,000.00 check from the Soviet Embassy. In the Anchorage jail, the captain, 29-year-old Lenid N. Kushchenko of Vladivoctok spent Easter Sunday. When released, he was escorted by U.S. Marshals to a car that took the young skipper on a sight seeing trip up 4th Avenue and down fifth of the Anchorage business district. He was then taken to the Anchorage International Airport and flown in a Coast Guard amphibious plane to Kodiak to reboard his 178-foot trawler. A Soviet Embassy official said the young skipper will face further penalties, such as losing his matters licence for one year and being forced to repay the $10,000.00 fine to the Russian government.