Drill Ship Captain Begged Turkish Warship to Change Course

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Details of a radio exchange between the captain of the ENI-chartered drill ship Saipem 12000 and a Turkish warship in Cypriot waters have been released.

The exchange from Feb. 9 reportedly took place in Block 3 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) which has seen Turkish warships stymie energy exploration by the Italian company.

In the Dogan News Agency transcript, the captain of Saipem 12000 panics, telling an approaching Turkish warship to change speed and course “otherwise we will sink together”.

The Turkish vessel replies that it...


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Drill Ship Captain Begged Turkish Warship to Change Course


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