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Turkey issues new Navtex for seismic research vessel’s activities

Turkey issues new Navtex for seismic research vessel’s activities

According to the new Navtex, Turkey will continue exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean until June 15.
23.12.2020 - 10:07

Turkey has issued another navigational telex, or Navtex, for the area in the Eastern Mediterranean where it will conduct seismic research activities.

TWO OTHER VESSELS WILL ESCORT ORUÇ REİS

According to Tuesday’s announcement, the mission, which will be carried out by the Oruç Reis seismic research vessel, will continue until June 15, 2021.

A Navtex is a maritime communications system that allows ships to inform other vessels about their presence in an area as well as other information.

The Oruç Reis will carry out seismic studies in the Eastern Mediterranean together with two other vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han.

It will conduct various geological, geophysical, hydrographic and oceanographic surveys, especially of the continental shelf, while also searching for natural resources. The Oruç Reis vessel had returned to Turkey's southern port of Antalya on Nov. 29.