Greece, Cyprus and Israel chartered the Nautical Geo research vessel to conduct seismic surveys in the Mediterranean. The ship attempted to enter the Turkish maritime jurisdiction in the west of the island of Cyprus in 2018, and this attempt was blocked by counter-moves by the Turkish Naval Forces.
During the face-to-face meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis last month, mutual wishes were expressed for “the Mediterranean to be calmer this year”.
Turkish Petroleum Corporation had applied for an oil exploration license for the area between the southern coasts of Turkey and the island of Cyprus within Turkish territorial waters in the Mediterranean.
GOING TO TWO REGIONS
According to the news of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, Greece, the Greek Cypriot Administration and Israel chartered the ship Nautical Geo to conduct seismic surveys in the Mediterranean.
It was stated that the ship will first operate in the south of Crete and then operate between the island of Cyprus and Israel.
It was emphasized that these works will be carried out as part of the EastMed natural gas pipeline project.
BLOCKED IN 2018
The Maltese-flagged Nautical Geo research ship attempted to enter the Turkish maritime jurisdiction in the west of the island of Cyprus in December 2018, and this attempt was blocked by counter-moves by the Turkish Naval Forces.
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