The authorities of Norway have officially asked for the extradition of Evgeny Dorofeev, the thirty-five year old Russian, who is wanted by them for the reported theft of a forty feet yacht that sank after hitting rocks near Skerryvore lighthouse, located south of Tiree on 16th February.
Dorofeev was saved by helicopter from the sinking boat and has been jailed in custody since that time. The Norwegians stated that he had reached a deal with the firm that owned the yacht to have it for some time on term that he did not go out of Norwegian waters. The vessel had been evaluated in the region of £200000.
Evgeny told the Yacht Charter Greece website that he does not accept what the Norwegians tell regarding this – not being let out of their territorial waters. Today, at the Extradition Court in Edinburgh today, Defence solicitor, Eilidh Yates, said Sheriff Norman McFadyen, that she had got the papers from the Norwegian agencies asking for the extradition of her client.
Tom Crosbie, the Fiscal Depute asked Sheriff McFadyen to arrange a preliminary hearing for 7th April, with a full hearing on 12th May, this year. It was agreed by Sheriff McFadyen. Ms Yates told that there was no application for bail and Evgeny was remanded in custody.