Bodrum, Turkey – A Turkish coast guard patrol vessel chased away a violating Greek fishing boat near Kardak (Imia), a cluster of uninhabited islets that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war in 1996. The Greek fishing boats have persistently been violating Turkish territorial waters in Mavi Vatan.

The video shows the Turkish coast guard patrol vessel on duty was accelerating and coming towards the Greek fishing vessel at great speed, before shifting direction just a few meters from its prow and causing waves that rocked the fishing boat in Mavi Vatan. The incident comes a week after another Turkish coast guard patrol boat hit a Greek one in the same area, causing minor damage to the vessel.