Istanbul, Turkey – Turkey extends ‘seismic survey’ Eastern Mediterranean NAVTEX to Thursday!

Istanbul, Turkey –  It is reported that the Oruç Reis seismic research vessel will continue its hydrocarbon exploration off the coast of Cyprus until 27 August.

Turkey has extended its navigation advisory (NAVTEX) about “seismic surveys” for oil and natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of the island of Kastellorizo (Meis), until Thursday.

The original NAVTEX was to expire Sunday at midnight.

The new NAVTEX (NAVigational TEleX), which will continue until 27 August, has been announced for the area where Oruç Reis will conduct seismic studies.

The announcement was previously announced as August 23, with the new declaration, the term of office was extended by 4 days.

Accordingly, Oruç Reis, together with the ships named Ataman and Cengiz Han, will carry out seismic studies in the previously announced region off Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The survey concerns research vessels Oruç Reis, Ataman and Cengiz Han in an area bounded by the following coordinates: 33 55.22 N – 027 59.83 E; 34 58.25 N – 030 31.50 E 34 18.18 N – 030 54.52 E; 34 17.03 N – 030 06.12 E; 33 49.84 N – 030 06.78 E; 33 41.25 N – 028 46.16 E; 33 47.41 N – 028 21.48 E; 33 53.37 N – 027 59.90 E.

Other ships are advised to keep a distance of 6 nautical miles (11.1 kilometers) from the zone. The three research vessels are accompanied by Turkish Navy vessels.

Oruç Reis seismic research ship can carry out all kinds of geological, geophysical, hydrographic and oceanographic researches, especially the continental shelf and natural resource searches.

Being one of the rare research ships in the world, fully equipped and multi-purpose, geophysical research can be carried out in 2 and 3-dimensional seismic, gravity and magnetic fields. The ship can perform 3-dimensional seismic operations up to 8 thousand meters deep, and two-dimensional seismic operations up to 15 thousand meters deep.